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Achilles tendonopathies

Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon of the big calf muscles. It can also include the point of attachment of the tendon to the heel bone (calcaneus). This can be perceived like a localised tenderness of the heel.

Incorrect training can inflame the Achilles tendon and surrounding structures  (overload). Too many training sessions aimed to increase the muscle strength, without allowing the tendon structure time to properly adapt, can cause a tendonitis. Also poor technique or footwear can lead to incorrect movements and to an inflammation.

Physiotherapy can help to reduce the tension on the tendon and rebalance the strength.

Here few examples of techniques used at SWISSPHYSIO

  • stabilising and strengthening  exercises for the ankle
  • con and ecentric work for affected structures
  • reconditioning of the whole muscle chain
  • running analysis
  • biomechanical assessments
  • strapping
  • electrotherapy
  • shock re-absorber

See here for more details .