Achilles Tendonitis is a common injury in runners and other athletes who play sports that requires lots of running mileage. The repetitive stress, and the increased tension on the tendon can lead to inflammation and pain over time. Another contributor of Achilles tendonitis is a lack of flexibility in the calf muscles, which cause the muscle to shorten which creates more tension in the tendon. Chronic Achilles tendonitis may cause small scar-like bumps to develop in the tendon primarily from overuse. At Talaria we specialise in treating Achilles tendonitis and preventing any pain in your feet. Please come see us for all your foot health needs.
Studies have shown that shockwave is an effective therapy for Achilles tendonitis with significant alleviation of pain and improvement in function. Shockwave therapy is aimed to accelerate tissue repair, cell growth, reduce pain and increased mobility. Essentially it kicks starts the body’s natural healing mechanisms. At Talaria we believe that the skilful implementation of shockwave as part of a treatment approach can be vital in achieving the best outcome for our patients.
Orthotics can greatly enhance your quality of life as they realign the feet into a more efficient and economical position, making your feet more comfortable. If you have Achilles tendonitis you may benefit from orthotic management. Our podiatrists at Talaria will undertake an extensive biomechanical assessment to identify any additional factors causing pain that may be addressed with orthotics.