Achilles Tendon Conditions
Achilles tendonitis is caused by an overuse and injury to the Achilles tendon, the band of tendon tissue that connects the calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. The pain begins as a dull ache in the back of the leg or above the heel. Often, a lump can be felt over the tender area.
Why am I getting Achilles Tendonitis Pain?
The two main calf muscle are called the Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles. The Gastrocnemius is the outer muscle with two heads that curves around the knee joint, originating from higher up in the back of the thigh bone. The two muscles form the Achilles Tendon lower in the leg which inserts into the back of the heel bone (Calcaneum). This often results in a tight calf-muscle/tendon complex, resulting in typical pain and Achilles tendon problems. This can also be the cause for Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis.
At Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic, our specialists will take a full history and examination to counsel you about a tailored approach to resolving your complaint. We always do our best to avoid surgery unless absolutely necessary, trying non-operation treatments first.
Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis
The posterior tibial tendon runs along the inside of the ankle and foot. Tibialis-Posterior tendonitis is experienced when this tendon becomes strained and doesn’t function properly to hold up the arch of your foot, resulting in flat feet. Pain can be felt in your heel, arch or plantar fascia.