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Achilles tendon pain is complex pain originating from local sources (inflammation, micro tears, local degenerative changes) and more distant sources (poor foot mechanics, weakness in low back or pelvis and glutes, other injuries in the opposite leg, alignment issues etc)that cause an overloading of the achilles tendon that is greater than what the tendon can cope with.


achilles tendon injury

Its complicated, and complex.  And you need an expert!  At City Osteopathy we see these injuries all day!

This patient had commenced running only two weeks previously after two years break and woke with morning pain.  Look at the extreme inflammatory reaction on the right after only 2 3km runs! Thank god he came in as the consequences can be severe, such as a torn achilles…

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