Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy treatment podiatryAchilles tendinopathy refers to a painful condition characterised by tissue damage and pain in the Achilles region (posterior aspect of the heel and ankle). The muscle group at the back of the lower leg is commonly called the calf.

The calf comprises of 2 major muscles one of which one originates from above the knee joint (gastrocnemius) and the other of which originates from below the knee joint (soleus). Both of these muscles insert into the heel bone via the Achilles tendon (see figure below).

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