What Is Achilles Tendonitis?
What Are The Symptoms Of Achilles Tendonitis?
How Do I Treat Achilles Tendonitis?
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Rest or decrease in activities
- Custom orthotics that slightly elevate your heel
- Over-the-counter insoles that increase cushioning under your heel
If you have persistent heel or ankle pain, schedule a diagnostic assessment with our foot specialists to identify the cause of pain.
To schedule best foot care treatment appointment with our licensed Chiropodists (foot specialists), use the booking form below or call 416-769-FEET(3338).
Our Toronto foot clinic is open six days a week. We offer a large selection of supportive footwear, sneakers, and cushioning insoles (see What’s In Store) for Achilles tendonitis.
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our Foot clinic.
What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?
- Sports that involve jumping or hopping such as tennis and basketball
- Sports that involve quick stop-and-go motions such as football and soccer
- Flat feet
- Tight calf muscles
- Running in worn-out sneakers
- Wearing shoes with elevated heels for long periods of time
How Do I Prevent Achilles Tendonitis?
- Gradually increase activity level (duration and intensity) if starting or modifying an exercise regimen
- Properly warm up prior to exercise
- Stretch your calves daily
- Stretch your calves before and after exercise
- Combine high-impact sports with low-impact activities such as cycling and swimming
- Replace worn out running shoes
- Avoid wearing shoes with excessively high heels
Book an appointment for achilles tendonitis
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or contact the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).