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13th February 2019

Achilles Tendinopathy

Why do we call a heel pain Achilles Tendinopathy?

In Greek mythology, Achilles was the strongest and most handsome warrior. He was invincible but for one little area: his heel tendon….

So why is this area so prone to be the “weakest link”? And more importantly, what can we do to improve?

  • Achilles tendon is an energy-absorbing and energy-releasing structure, which connect the bottom part of the muscle chain of the back of the leg to the ankle. This unit is critical for efficient and effective running.
  • Achilles tendon is prone to overuse purely by the nature of its function. It has poor perfusion (blood flow) poor healing prolonged recovery periods.

It is best to treat in the earliest stages of injury. Read here for some useful information

Don’t run into troubles. If you have been suffering with Achilles Tendinopathy book an appointment today.

Published on: 13th February 2019