Achilles Tendinopathy: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a condition characterized by the overuse of the Achilles tendon, resulting in pain, swelling, and stiffness. Pain typically occurs in the morning upon waking up or during rest after exercise.

How did this happen?

  • The condition often develops due to repetitive injuries to the Achilles tendon, wearing inappropriate footwear, or factors such as arthritis.

What should I do?

  • Rest and do not participate in strenuous activities that apply pressure to the foot
  • Ice pack can help reduce inflammation
  • Properly stretch before and after exercise 
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken to provide temporary pain relief
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • A podiatrist can advise on proper footwear and exercises
  • A medical insole can be prescribed
  • Surgery might be needed if symptoms continue 3-6 months after conservative methods
  • Shockwave therapy can be provided

How long till it recovers?

  • It can take up to 3-6 months to see improvements for conservative methods

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