As the name says, Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to repetitive or strain on the Achilles tendon. The related pain with the Achilles tendinitis typically begins as a mild ache in the back of the leg or above the heel after running or other sports activity.
Risk factors for the development of Achilles tendonitis
Several factors may increase your risk of Achilles tendinitis, including:
Strengthening exercises. This type of exercise will get you started on building strength after an Achilles tendon injury. In the York-med physiotherapy our registered physiotherapist can help you move on to more challenging exercises as you heal and get stronger.
Stretching and flexibility exercises.
To do effective stretching exercises:
It’s a good idea to do these stretches on both legs, even if you only have problems with one of your Achilles’ tendons. Stretch one leg first, and then the other. Toe stretch, calf plantar fascia stretch, calf stretch and stair stretch are the main stretching exercises for Achilles tendonitis. Make sure to discuss with your physiotherapist before doing any of the above exercises.