ACHILLES TENDON INJURY
At Nicola Shearman podiatry, we understand that the searing, burning pain in the back of your heel, achilles tendon or lower calf is holding you back from running, jumping and effecting every activity that you want to do.
Thank you very much for my appointment today. I found you warm and friendly and quickly put me at ease. You were knowledgeable and reassuring and gave me practical advise to help with my pain. I have been doing my exercises and feel much more positive about my condition and that I will get better.
A Musculoskeletal podiatrist is an expert at using different treatment strategies to resolve your tendoachilles issue. We want to eliminate your dread of walking after rest, by building your strength and power enabling you to be active again as normal.
Nicola will take a thorough history of your problem. You will have a full musculoskeletal assessment of your foot and ankle joints, muscles, a weightbearing and video gait analysis assessment.
You will then have a discussion regarding the gold standard treatment for your condition and together make a treatment plan tailored to you.
Nicola will help you understand your diagnosis and the specific exercises tailored to your condition.
Common Achilles Tendon Injuries:
Insertional achilles tendinopathy
Mid portion achilles tear
The main therapeutic approaches are:
Taping and strapping.
Specific strengthening and stretching exercises tailored to the type and severity of your condition.