Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis (sometimes also spelt as Achilles tendinitis) is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon that connects the calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the calcaneus or the heel bone, causing the tendon to get inflammed. 

Podiapro makes custom insoles to treat pain caused by Achilles tendonitis. These insoles offload some pressure from the Achilles tendon and the heel and bring out relief in heel pain. 

Achilles tendonitis causes pain in the back of the heel and may also radiate to the calf. It is more common in runners who suddenly increase the intensity or the duration of their runs. The patient may also experience mild stiffness or tenderness at the back of the heel in the morning. This pain is mild in the initial stages. Activities like climbing stairs or running or walking for long hours could cause severe pain to such patients.

Insoles that elongate the Achilles tendon relieve pressure and pain in this condition. The mechanics of the heel also need to be controlled if they are having abnormal traits so that excessive stretching of the inflammed tendon is prevented.