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Pain In Your Ankles? Top 5 Signs Of Achilles Tendinitis

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Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone and is responsible for raising the heel off the floor. Here’s how to spot it:

We use our achilles tendon when walking, climbing stairs, and during most types of sports and exercises.

What causes achilles tendinitis?
– Suddenly increasing the intensity or duration of your physical activity, without building progression
– Exercising without warming up
– Wearing incorrectly fitted shoes
– Exercises or sports that involve rapid changes in direction

Top 5 signs of achilles tendinitis:
– Pain in the heel
– Lower leg stiffness
– Achilles tendon swelling
– Pain the day after you exercise
– Pain on squeezing the sides of the tendon

If you’ve suffered an injury, are recovering from surgery or an illness, or just can’t exercise without pain, then you need to see a biokineticist. A biokineticist will do a thorough physical assessment to establish the cause of your pain, and prescribe an appropriate programme to improve your performance and overall well-being.

Want to know how a biokineticist can assist with preventative healthcare, sports injuries and lifestyle improvements? BodyBack will find a biokineticist in your area, to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. 

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