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Achilles Tendonitis (Inflamed achilles tendon)

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue connecting the lower part of the calf muscle to the heel bone (calcaneum). During walking the tendon helps to raise the heel off the ground. An inflammation of the tendon, achilles tendonitis, is usually short-lived but can be quite painful. In addition to foot pain and heel pain aching, stiffness or tenderness can be experienced within the tendon. Heel pain is often worse first thing in the morning or after periods of rest.

 

Treatment is based on how long the injury has been present. For early stages where there is sudden (acute) inflammation, immobilisation and ice should be applied for about 20 minutes. For longer term treatment, padding under the heel, heel cups, shoe inserts,insoles or orthotics may be used. The wearing of supportive footwear such as lace up shoes or trainers, is desirable.

Other recommended products for Achilles Tendonitis:

Heel cup

Fresil Blue Dot Heel Cup

Dual density silicone heel cup. Firm shell for support with additional soft cushioning zone. Available in three sizes £19.65 per pair.

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Fresil Blue Dot Heel Cup Pad

Fresil Blue Dot Heel Cup Pad

Dual density silicone heel pad. Firm shell for support with additional soft cushioning zone. Treatment for plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

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Tuli's Heel Cups

Tuli's Heel Cups

Lightweight rubber heel cup with waffle construction to absorb shock. Available in two sizes

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Tuli's Polar Bears

Tuli's Polar Bears

Dual density heel cups for ultimate comfort. Help relieve heel pain and pain from plantar fasciitis Available in two sizes.

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Fresil 3/4 Shoe Insoles

Fresil 3/4 Shoe Insoles

3/4 silicone gel insoles with gentle instep elevation to help relieve foot pain. . Dual density silicone shock absorption heel cup.

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DiamondBacks

DiamondBacks

A 'waffle' gel shock absorbing heel pad with arch support. Relief from heel and arch pain.

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Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel Pad

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel Pad

Firm density heel pads for shock absorption and heel lift. Available in three sizes.

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ClearZal Pain Relieving Gel

ClearZal Pain Relieving Gel

ClearZal Pain Relieving Gel for fast pain relief for feet and legs. Effective for sports injuries, sore muscles, tendons and joints.

Our Price £9.95

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