Causes and treatment of Achilles tendinitis and calf pain.
Achilles tendinitis causes is inflammation and degeneration of the Achilles tendon and affects the calf region of the leg.
Achilles tendinitis is a repetitive use injury that usually causes pain in the lower portion of the calf muscle or heel bone where the Achilles tendon attaches. It is a condition that often requires time and careful management for a full recovery.
It can be caused by a multitude of factors such as change in activity load and type (i.e. running, jumping, etc.), inappropriate footwear for the activity, poor muscle flexibility and strength, and poor foot and ankle biomechanics. It is necessary to take a thorough history and assessment, then to perform a specific biomechanical assessment (hyperlink) to check for subtleties such as timing of heel lift in the gait cycle as these can cause injury to the collagen fibres that make up the tendon.
Tendon and calf pain symptoms
Pain in the achilles tendon or calf region of the leg prior to, during and after exercise.
Treatment of Achilles tendinitis and associated calf pain
Treatment usually involves a combination of pain relief medication, stretching, strengthening, rest, changes to footwear and potentially using orthotics to correct the above subtleties.
This is why immediate treatment by an expert is essential. Don’t wait for it to get better.
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