The Achilles tendon joins the calf muscles to the heel bone. This tendon allows the calf muscles to move the ankle when walking, running and jumping. With repeated strain, micro-tears as well as degeneration may occur as a result in the tendon.
The most common symptoms associated with Achilles Tendonitis include:
The most common causes for Achilles Tendonitis include:
Stability footwear including therapeutic and orthopaedic shoes, are integral to the treatment process. Certified Pedorthists are trained to fit patients with appropriate footwear. BioPed offers many types of footwear into which an orthotic device may be placed or worn alone.
Modifications to footwear are also available at the discretion of the Pedorthist.