Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon which is caused by over-using the calf muscle therefore sports associated with running or jumping can aggravate the problem.

What are the symptomes of Achilles tendonitis?

Lack of flexibility and stiffness in the ankle. The pain is at the back of the heel which is usually worse after inactivity such as the first step in the morning or after sitting for a while.


Physiotherapy for Achilles tendonitis

  • ice and ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation
  • soft tissue massage
  • eccentric training
  • stretching exercises
  • kinesio taping

Heel pain

Sore heel is commonly can be developed when too much stress pushes the heel bone such as prolonged standing position, poor posture or irritation of the soft tissue by the shoes. The pain is centered under the heel, behind the Achilles tendon or in the sole of foot.

Physiotherapy for heel pain

  • soft tissue massage
  • mobilisation of the joint
  • strengthen the feet muscles
  • stretching

Ankle sprain

Ankle sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. Ankle sprains are common injuries causing immediately pain, swelling and difficulty to walk on.

Physiotherapy for ankle sprain

Depending on the damage, the treatment is resting and applying ice. Later the proper rehabilitation can prevent similar injuries.

  • soft tissue massage
  • strenghtening the muscles
  • balance training
  • sport specific exercise programme

Without proper treatment and rehabilitation, a more severe sprain can weaken the ankle joint. Repeated ankle sprains can lead to long term problems, including chronic ankle pain, arthritis, and ongoing instability.


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