A short, tight calf muscle can place additional stress on the tendon, common in higher arched feet or excessively mobile and pronated feet. Forefoot strikers seem more prone to this injury due increased loads on the calves and Achilles.
Identify biomechanical issues that could predispose you to injury such as; the speed the achilies comes under tension, foot type and motion, running style, and current footwear.
Custom insoles help stabilise and guide the foot and also slow the rate of foot motion.
Footwear can be a major contributor to Achilles tendonitis. Shoes that are too soft or too hard or wrong heel counter fit, over-support or under-support will all significantly contribute. The correct shoe maybe the biggest player in getting you back on track.
Proper training, strengthening and stretching exercises will be covered. Poor flexibility and incorrect training such as too much hill work too early will all be addressed.
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