The Achilles tendon is the connecting tendon between the calf muscles (gastrocnemius, soleus) and the heel bone (calcaneus) which allows the heel to lift off the ground while walking.
When you experience swelling or pain of this tendon, behind the ankle or at the back of your heel, you may have Achilles tendinopathy (sometimes known as tendonitis).
Achilles tendinopathy can be caused by multiple factors including injury, over training, poor muscle strength or flexibility, your foot type or incorrect footwear. Glen Waverley Foot Clinic podiatrists will discuss with you the cause/s of the Achilles injury and develop an individualised rehabilitation plan that may include ultrasound imaging, taping, footwear advice, stretching and strengthening exercises, and in some cases orthotics which may also help with preventing recurrence.
Why choose us?
- Purpose built clinic in a convenient location
- Onsite Parking
- Full time podiatrist availability – Monday to Saturday’s including evenings
- Medibank Member’s Choice
- BUPA Member’s First
- HCF More for feet program
- Bulk Billing podiatrist availability
- DVA registered