Achiles Tendonitis Insoles

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Achilles tendonitis can be a painful and significant problems for many sportsmen and women amongst runners of all ages. As you can gather from the name of the condition, this condition affects the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon joins the heel of the foot to the calve muscles which consists of three main muscles in the calve, the two heads of the gastrocnemius and the soleus. You may feel pain at the Achilles tendon during exercise and can increase once activity has ceased.
Tenderness may be felt along the course of the Achilles tendon. Sometimes a localized nodule can appear on the Achilles tendon itself. Runners often complain of Achilles tendonitis after increasing their mileage or commencing uphill running. Uphill running increases the stress on the Achilles tendon making you more susceptible to injury.  The two areas of the Achilles prone injury are the middle of the tendon (mid-substance Achilles tendonitis) and at its insertion into the heel bone (insertional Achilles tendonitis). The pain will be worse about 2-3 cm above where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel. Some patients complain of significant pain after first walking up in the morning and periods of inactivity. The soles of the patient’s shoes may show an abnormal shoe wear pattern. The primary cause of this condition is over pronation.  This condition will naturally heal, if you stop exercising completely but can take up to 18 months.

The primary cause of Achilles tendonitis is over pronation.

Dr Foot Sports or Dr Foot Pro Insoles can be inserted into the shoe to reduce the amount of pressure being applied to the Achilles tendon. These can be placed in both sport shoes and work shoes. By lifting up the heel of the foot, even by a small amount, a significant amount of force is decreased on the Achilles tendon.

 

Achilles Insoles

 

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The use of foot orthotics has been researched and tested by leading institutions around the world, and is widely accepted in the medical community. Foot insoles/foot orthotics are used in both public and private hospitals and clinics.
Clinical studies and field research verify the value of orthotics in preventing and treating Achilles pain while improving the structural integrity of the ligaments and muscles around the ankle. Orthotics that are flexible control the movement of the foot without restricting function and creating compensatory movement in other structures.

 

 

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