ACHILLES TENDONITIS

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Pain as a result of Achilles Tendonitis is found in the back of the leg/ankle along the tendon that joins the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). This tendon provides the power necessary to propel the foot forward into the next step. This is usually an over use condition most commonly the site of the pain is in the mid-point of the tendon )approximately 4cm above the heal), however it can affect the area where the tendon attaches on to the heel bone. This can become a lingering issue due to the little blood supply to the back of the heel and there for injuries to this area can take a long time to heal.

Both Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis are over use syndromes and can be treated by custom made foot orthotics and orthopedic footwear which gives good support and motion control to the foot and ankles. Custom foot orthotics have been medical proven to help with foot pain such as Achilles Tendonitis, and at Gait Maxx Foot Care, we have treated hundreds of our patients with custom foot orthotics and orthopedic footwear. Make an appointment with our foot professionals for a no obligation, free consultation to find out if you need foot orthotics or orthopedic footwear to treat your foot pain.