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How do I know if I have Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis, is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, becomes inflamed. The Achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the body, and it is responsible for helping you to walk, run, and jump.

Achilles tendonitis is usually caused by overuse or repetitive stress to the tendon. This can happen if you suddenly increase the intensity or duration of your exercise routine, wear improper footwear, or have tight calf muscles. Other factors that can increase the risk of developing Achilles tendonitis include age, obesity, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.

Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis can include pain and stiffness in the back of the heel, swelling and tenderness in the area, and difficulty walking or running. Treatment for Achilles tendonitis typically involves Thor Laser Therapy, Shockwave therapy, dry needling, manual therapy and remedial therapy. At Footpoint Podiatry Noosa we have all the tools, knowledge and equipment to successfully diagnose and treat your Achilles tendinopathy and get you back on your feet doing the things you love in no time.


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