Achilles Tendonitis

What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Pain in the back of the heel is referred to as Achilles Tendonitis or Achilles Tendinopathy. The Achilles tendon runs from the calf muscle into the back of your heel bone. When inflammation and micro-tears in the tendon occur this is what causes Achilles Tendonitis.

There are many factors that can cause Achilles Tendonitis:

  • Incorrect Footwear
  • Inappropriate stretching before and after sport or exercise
  • Biomechanical dysfunction
  • Overuse
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Overtraining

How can a Podiatrist help?

Podiatrists at Cambridge Podiatry can help diagnose Achilles Tendonitis and come up with a treatment plan to help you be rid of your Achilles pain!


If you’re living or working in Wembley, Leederville, Floreat, Churchlands, Jolimont and Daglish. Let us help you today.