Achilles Tendinopathy

The largest and probably the most well known tendon of the body, the achilles when painful can be severely debilitating and prevent you from participating in your favourite sports and activities – or even just walking your dog.

As the anatomy of the back of the ankle and heel is very intricate, it’s critical to achieve an accurate diagnosis through medical imaging (X-Ray and diagnostic ultrasound) to ensure the treatment plan right for you is formed. 

Radial shockwave therapy has been described in some papers as the most effective method of treating chronic achilles pathology (1,2), in conjunction with more traditional, non-invasive methods such as custom foot orthotics and specific loading exercises are excellent ways to treat achilles pathology. By identifying the exact nature of the injury and addressing the underlying causes as well as reducing pain with state of the art technology, Prahran Foot Clinic enjoys an excellent resolution rate of achilles pain.   

  1. Gerdesmeyer et al
  2. Gerdesmeyer et al

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