Achilles Tendinitis

What is it?

Inflammation of the attachment of the calf muscles on the calcaneus.

Causes:

Excessive pronation, improper training techniques, changes in running surfaces.

Symptoms:

Pain and tenderness at the attachment site at the heel. Pre-activity pain and morning stiffness with a decrease in symptoms as the tendon warms up. May develop into a heel spur if chronic.

Solutions:

  • If caused by excessive pronation, consider a stability or motion control shoe with an insert
  • 1 – 2 week heel lift
  • Calf stretches
  • Icing
  • Massage of tendon
  • Educate on proper training techniques

Products:

  • Addaday Ultra Series
  • The Strassburg Sock
  • Runner's Remedy
  • Superfeet Premium Insoles
  • CEP Compression Sleeves/Socks
  • Hydration & Nutrition (Nuun, GU Energy, Nathan)

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