The achilles tendon attaches to the calcaneous bone at the heel and divides into the calf muscles, allowing us to point our toes and is particularly important in walking or climbing stairs. The achilles can become overloaded with a sudden change in activity causing a reactive tendinopathy or degenerative. The location of irritation can either be at the insertion of the tendon to bone or in the middle of the tendon, depending on this the treatment varies slightly.
Generally not indicated, ultrasound can assess level of tendon swelling and x-ray can assess for foot deformity
Achilles TendinopathyAnkle and Foot Conditions
GP Debenham Group Practice, IES CCG Prescribing and Diagnostics Lead
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