Achilles Tendinopathy

What is achilles tendinopathy?

Achilles tendinopathy is an inflammation of the tendon, sheath, or bursa between the achilles tendon and the heel bone (calcaneus). The achilles tendon is a strong, thick, fibrous tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel. Inflammation of these structures can be due to overuse, repeated high impact with little recovery time, sudden changes in an exercise program, age, or trauma.

Common Symptoms

  • Bump on the back of the heel
  • Increased thickness of the achilles tendon
  • Pain with running/jumping/walking
  • Pain when pressure is applied

Treatment Strategies

Book a physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy appointment today to effectively treat achilles tendinopathy. Our skilled clinicians will assist you in reducing pain, regaining range of motion, improving strength, and preventing reoccurrence of the issue.

Some of the treatment techniques that may be beneficial include: