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Achilles Tendinitis

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Achilles Tendinitis

Tendinitis (sometimes known as 'tendonitis') is the inflammation of a tendon. Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or disease and it often results in swelling, pain and redness.

Pain at back of heel may be achilles tendonitis or tendinits

Achilles tendinitis normally occurs as a result of overuse. It can be caused by:

  • Sudden increase in the amount or intensity of activity, where the body is not given a chance to gradually adjust to the increase
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Bone spur on the heel

Whatever the cause the tendon suffers damage, normally small tears, which leads to pain and discomfort, especially when exercising.

Sypmtoms of Achilles tendinitis include pain, swelling, reddening, thickening and stiffness. The sooner the symptoms are recognised and treatment is sought the faster the recovery.

The Active650 Full Ankle Sleeve can help

The Active650 Full Ankle Sleeve cushions and supports the tendon, helping to offload the forces acting on the site of injury. It also helps to increase the blood flow to the area, which improves healing.

As you return to exercise try alternative activities to that which caused the pain (ie. cycling/cross training in place of running/walking). The exceptional comfort provided by the Active650 fabric means that the ankle sleeve can be worn during exercise, will not slip and can be worn under socks and shoes.

 

 

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