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Custom Orthotics for Achilles Tendonitis

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain along the back of your foot and above your heel, primarily when stretching your ankle or standing on your toes.
  • Tenderness and swelling on the back of the heel.
  • Stiffness, during first steps after rest.
  • Difficulty flexing your foot or pointing your toes.

If these conditions sound familiar, book your appointment today and let us help you get back on your feet pain free!

Custom Orthotics Designed for Achilles Tendonitis:

  • Mild heel lift - this will shorten the tendon, rather than lengthen (strain) the tendon - allowing for the Achilles complex to heel at a faster rate.
    • Unilateral (left or right) heel lift may be necessary if one leg is shorter than the other. Typically the shorter leg will be more susceptible to developing Achilles tendonitis, as it is constantly trying to lengthen itself to balance the discrepancy.
  • Shock absorbent heel cushioning - aids in dissipating pressure throughout the foot and prevents inflammation in the Achilles complex region.
  • Neutral casting - to align your feet and lower limbs in order to place them in the most optimal position for gait.
  • Mild posting - may be necessary if you have an abnormal gait pattern.
  • Deep heel cup - will lock the heel bone in place and act as a cast with the 'recommended shoe' (see below) to hold the Achilles complex in a stationary position during activity.

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