Coastal Podiatry Foot & Ankle Clinic

Achilles Tendinitis

Welcome to Coastal Podiatry Foot & Ankle Clinic, your premier destination on the Sunshine Coast for state-of-the-art Achilles tendinitis treatment. The Achilles tendon, the largest and most robust tendon in the body, plays a pivotal role in walking, running, and jumping. Despite its strength, it is prone to tendinitis, an overuse injury leading to inflammation, pain, and potential degeneration. We are dedicated in providing comprehensive care to manage and heal Achilles tendinitis, ensuring you return to your daily activities with ease and comfort.
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Understanding Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis typically arises in athletes who abruptly increase their running intensity or duration and in weekend warriors engaging in intermittent sports. This condition manifests as a mild ache in the leg or above the heel, escalating to more severe pain with increased activity levels. Morning tenderness and stiffness that improves with light activity are common indicators of Achilles tendinitis.
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Achilles Tendinitis

Types of Achilles Tendinitis

Our clinic distinguishes between two main types of Achilles tendinitis, based on the inflamed portion of the tendon:
Non-insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Affects the middle section of the tendon, leading to degeneration, swelling, and thickening, often impacting younger, active individuals, however we see many senior patients with this also.

Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Involves the lower part of the tendon where it connects to the heel bone, characterised by calcification, bone spurs, and potentially the formation of a bursa. This type can affect anyone, regardless of activity level.

Achilles tendon tears.

Additional to this we often see Achilles tendon tears.

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When to Seek Professional Help

Consult our podiatrist if you’re experiencing persistent Achilles tendon pain. Immediate medical attention is required for severe pain or disability, indicative of a possible tendon rupture.
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Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis

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Comprehensive Treatment Approach

At Coastal Podiatry, we excel in treating Achilles tendinitis with the latest, world-class treatment options designed to accelerate healing and promote long-lasting results.

Our approach begins with a thorough assessment to identify the root cause of your discomfort. We then tailor a treatment plan that may include:

Customised Physical Therapy

Focused exercises to strengthen and stretch the calf muscles, improving flexibility.

MLS Laser Therapy

Reduces inflammation and accelerates tissue repair without pain.

Shockwave Therapy

Stimulates the healing process through acoustic waves, enhancing tissue regeneration.

Custom/Prescription Orthotics

Alleviates stress on the Achilles tendon by correcting foot mechanics.


Encourages tissue repair and pain relief through injection therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us Today

For professional care and advanced treatment options for Achilles tendinitis, turn to Coastal Podiatry Foot & Ankle Clinic. Contact us today to take the first step towards relief and improved quality of life.

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If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet, ankles, knees, back or lower limb, book a podiatry appointment today. Our experienced team will provide quality podiatry care using the latest assessments, technology, and techniques.

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