Podiatric Care: Treating Achilles Tendinopathy

Your Achilles tendon attaches your heel bone to the large muscle in your calf. When scar tissue develops around this tendon, the range of movement in your foot becomes restricted. This foot problem, known as Achilles tendinopathy, can worsen with time and have a significant impact on your mobility, so it's best to seek treatment as soon as you notice a problem with your Achilles tendon. There are a number of reasons that someone can develop Achilles tendinopathy, such as taking part in high-impact exercise, poor running technique, collapsed foot arches and wearing shoes that do not offer appropriate support.