Achilles Tendonitis

by Peter on May 4, 2020

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that is made up from the Gastrocnemius and the Soleus muscle

Many of my patients are runners. Some compete at a high level while others are more the fun-run kinda people. With COVID-19 I’m sure all organized runs have been cancelled however that hasn’t stop my patients from getting out there and continuing to train. But some of you are experiencing tightness or pain in the achilles tendon or at it’s attachment on the heel.

So what do we do with this? If you’ve been keeping up

with my newsletters you will find it’s similar to Tennis/ Golfer’s elbow, or Groin Pulls. It’s the same type condition only on another part of the body. However it can be somewhat different as well.

There are 3 continuous stages of Achilles tendonitis, reactive tentinopathy, tendon disrepair, and degenerative tendinopathy. And the two main categories depends on the location of the tendonitis, either what is

called insertional, occurring at the heal attachment and noninsertional tendinopathy, meaning feeling pain in the area 2-6 cm above the heal.

Let’s further explore this most common condition.

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Peter Roach, RMT, CNMT, Laser Therapist
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