The achilles tendon resides on the posterior and distal portion of the leg. It is the tendon of the calf muscles, which inserts into the heel of the foot to allowing you to lift your heel off the ground and stand on your toes.
Pain in the achilles needs to be addressed immediately. The achilles is a very common site for tendon rupture. Typically, patients will recall hearing a loud "pop", like a gun going off, if the achilles has ruptured. However, the overwhelming majority of achilles pain is caused by tendonitis or by tight structures.
Management of achilles pain at CAM Clinic is typically very successful. We incorporate a range of therapies aimed at lengthening the associated structures and reducing inflammation to get the best results.