Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis


Painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to:

    • Inadequate strength of the (calf muscle) gastroc-soleus complex
    • Overuse of the gastroc-soleus complex
    • Degeneration of the tendon


    • Diagnosed by tenderness of the tendon, either at the insertion on the calcaneus or anywhere along its course.
    • Heel needs to be elevated to decrease stress.


    • Slow gentle calf stretching
    • Elevation of the heels
    • Orthotic support