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Do your calf muscles ache? Does your Achilles tendon feel swollen or tight? If so, you may be suffering from a common lower body condition known as Achilles Tendonitis. Here at Foot Solutions, we understand how painful Achilles Tendonitis can be for our customers, and want to provide you with the right Achilles Tendonitis information and treatment methods to help relieve your pain.
Achilles Tendonitis is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. Although it is the largest tendon in the body, it is also the weakest and most prone to injury.
Achilles Tendonitis is an injury caused by overuse to the muscle and usually occurs in middle-aged athletic people.
There are several factors that can cause Achilles Tendonitis. The most common cause is over-pronation. Over-pronation occurs in the walking process, when the arch collapses upon weight bearing, adding stress on the Achilles tendon.
Other factors that lead to Achilles Tendonitis are improper shoe selection, inadequate stretching prior to engaging in athletics, a short Achilles tendon, direct trauma (injury) to the tendon, and heel bone deformity.
Achilles Tendonitis injuries can worsen if they are not treated properly. Achilles Tendonitis injuries can be treated in a few different ways, depending on the severity of the injury.
If you are suffering from Achilles Tendonitis, the specialists at Foot Solutions can help. Come in for a free fitting and find products to help relieve your Achilles tendonitis pain.