Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment
The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone and allows us to push off during walking. Faulty foot and lower limb biomechanics can cause injury to the tendon. The initial inflammatory stage is referred to as Achilles tendonitis, this is followed by tendon breakdown and degeneration (wear and tear) referred to as Achilles tendonosis. A similar problem can occur within the tibialis posterior tendon on the inside of the ankle.
Treatment of shin and calf pain includes manual therapy (hands on techniques), stretching/strengthening, specific exercises, ultrasound, footwear modification, addition of insoles (orthoses) and life style changes.