Dr. Grace Walker. physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, says ” The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to the heel bone, and is the largest tendon in the body. It’s an incredibly strong tendon, though it’s not without its weaknesses. Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon that is generally caused by overuse and subsequent stress. Although this type of injury isn’t necessarily linked to a specific injury, it may arise out of a sudden change in exercise habits, or from not stretching your calf muscles properly. Occasionally bone spurs can also cause Achilles tendinitis. At Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center, we are experts at treating foot and ankle pains. We commonly see patients with Achilles tendinitis and have come up with a list of do’s and don’ts.
Walker’s Do’s and Don’ts for Achilles Tendinitis:
- DO wear cushioned shoes with a good base of support.
- DO use an icepack 30 minutes before bed.
- DO follow your doctor’s instructions.
- DON’T wear flip flops, sandals, or shoes with little support.
- DON’T walk on uneven surfaces.
Call for an appointment now at 714-997-5518
1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste. 1
Orange, CA 92868