Exercise for Achilles Tendonitis

Information about exercise for Achilles tendonitis Engaging in safe and appropriate exercise for Achilles tendonitis can be beneficial for your rehabilitation and preventing the condition from reoccurring. Stretching and strengthening the Achilles tendon and its associated muscles are integral parts of most treatment programs for Achilles tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis, or the inflammation of the Achilles […]

Signs of Achilles Tendonitis

What are the signs of Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendonitis is a painful condition characterized by the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, however there are a number of symptoms associated with, and signs of Achilles tendonitis. Swelling, redness and warmth are just some of these symptoms. Achilles tendonitis occurs as a result of overuse of the […]

Achilles Tendon Injury

What is an Achilles tendon injury? An Achilles tendon injury may be diagnosed as either inflammation of the Achilles tendon (tendonitis), chronic degeneration of the Achilles tendon (tendinopathy) or a complete or partial tear of the Achilles tendon (rupture). These types of injuries usually occur during explosive foot motion during physical activity, or from impact, […]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

What happens in an Achilles tendon rupture? An Achilles tendon rupture describes either a partial or complete tear in the tendon, which occurs if the tendon is stretched beyond its capability. Achilles tendon rupture can occur from injury during physical activity, or from impact, such as falling over.   The Achilles tendon the strong, thick, […]

Achilles Tendon Pain

What causes Achilles tendon pain? Achilles tendon pain can be due to a number of conditions, however it is most commonly caused by two main conditions, namely Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendinosis. Whilst these two conditions sound the same and perhaps have some overlapping causative factors, they have different characteristics. Achilles Tendonitis Achilles tendonitis is […]

Achilles Tendonitis Home Treatment

Is there a Proven Achilles Tendonitis Home Treatment? A 44 year old male presented to the heel clinic for pain relieving management and Achilles tendonitis home treatment advice. This gentleman was a recreational runner and enjoyed field soccer on the weekends. He was a member of a local amateur football team in the Eastern suburbs […]

Heel Pain from Running

Heel Pain From Running Case Study A 42-year-old male presented to the Heel Clinic complaining of heel pain from running. This gentleman was a fit and healthy individual who was not overweight, did not drink alcohol and was a non-smoker. He had maintained a healthy lifestyle which involved regular running for many years and reports […]

Heel Pain When Running

Do you Experience Heel Pain When Running? If you experience heel pain when running or walking for extended periods you may be suffering with a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that involves trauma and irritation to the plantar fascia at its insertion into the base of the heel. Patients suffering […]

Plantar Fasciitis Brace

Does a Plantar Fasciitis Brace Help? Due to the wide variety of home treatment options available, many patients will attend the podiatry clinic seeking confirmation as to whether or not a home treatment such as a plantar fasciitis brace will help? A plantar fasciitis brace is normally used while sleeping at night in an attempt […]

How to Heal Plantar Fasciitis Quickly

A Common Question is How to Heal Plantar Fasciitis Quickly At the Heel Clinic the sports podiatrist is commonly asked how to heal plantar fasciitis quickly in order for the patients to be fit and ready for a sporting event. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes the feeling of a stone bruise under […]