INJURY PREVENTION

Achilles Tendon

The largest tendon in the body, the achilles tendon attaches the calf to the heel. It is highly elastic but prone to repetitive strain (tendonitis) or in extreme cases even ruptures.


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.



How Profeet can help:

1
BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

runner's knee analysis

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.

2
CUSTOM INSOLES

runner's knee - custom insoles

Custom insoles help stabilise and guide the foot and also slow the rate of foot motion.

3
FOOTWEAR

footwear

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.

4
EXERCISES

runner's knee - exercises

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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PROFEET LIMITED
867-869 Fulham Road
London SW6 5HP

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call 020 7736 0046
email info@profeet.co.uk

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