Who is at Risk?
Increased age, overuse & poor conditioning (weekend warrior). Men are beween 4 – 7 times more likely than women.
• Cavus feet (high arch) & over pronation
• Tibia vara, heel & forefoot varus deformities
• Increase in activity (mileage, speed, gradient)
• Decrease in recovery time between training sessions
• Change of surface or foot wear (new shoe with lower heel, shoe with heel tab)
• Decreased flexibility
• Gastrosoleus & Achilles tendon tightness
• Poor joint range of motion – restricted dorsiflexion
• Fluoroquinolones (antibiotics) have been associated with Achilles tendonitis & rupture
What does it feel like / When are you likely to feel the pain?
Posterior heel pain – that may be sharp, especially after the first few steps following sitting
• Complete Achilles tendon rupture is classically accompanied by a ‘snapping’ sensation & sudden loss of plantar flexion (foot going towards the floor).
• Patient may have recently changed training level, foot wear or history of prior achilles injuries
• Rest may decrease symptoms, but often return with increased activity
• In later stages pain may be more constant
What treatment will help?
We can provide Sports Massage, Reflexology or Therapeutic Massage
How do I book an Appointment?
You can either book your appointment online or call us: 07487 305530