There are many different forms of pain around the back of the ankle/achilles tendon & many different causes. If you have pain around the ankle & achilles tendon you should seek professional advice.
Does this sound like you – “My achilles feels really tight & aches a lot. The tendon actual feels a little swollen. I get up the morning & can’t put my heel on the ground. I feels so tight I’m worried it might snap. The more activity I do the worse it is & I’ve had to stop walking & running.”
Pain around the ankle & achilles tendon is very common. Common causes include tendon strain, tendon degeneration, incorrect footwear, muscle & tissue tightness & poor foot function.
Diagnosing pain around the ankle & achilles tendon can be complex & so it is important to have your pain properly assessed & diagnosed. Our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic are trained to assess, diagnose & treat ankle & achilles tendon pain. . Treatment commonly used can include footwear advice, muscle/tissue stretching & strengthening, use of acupuncture, dry needling, low level & cold laser therapy, activity modification & orthotics. Please call us if you would like to speak with us about your heel pain.