Achilles tendinopathy (or tendonitis) is pain in the Achilles tendon, usually felt when doing activities such as running and jumping. Often symptoms will remain consistent over time as pain will usually limit you from doing too much. The pain will decrease with rest however will flare up with a return to activity.
This issue will usually develop over time due to a number of factors such as overtraining, changing running surface and foot biomechanics. Other than pain with walking/running/jumping you may notice the tendon is sore to squeeze, hot to touch and may even develop a lump if left untreated for a long time.
Treatment for Achilles tendinopathy can include things such as massage and dry needling for short term pain relief, a progressive exercise program to increase tendon strength, orthotics and modifying training programs to return you to activity.
If you have any further queries or questions or are not sure where to begin, you are more than welcome to call our clinic on 9274 1482 and speak to one of our physiotherapists.
Rourke is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Rourke has recently joined the team at Midland Physiotherapy after working at private physio practices in Perth and also when travelling around Australia, which has included stints in practices in Tasmania and Arnhem Land. Adding to his experience, he has had the opportunity to work with various sporting teams, including Perth Heat Baseball, East Perth Football Club and the AFL WA Women’s State Football team.
- Rourke is also qualified in Dry Needling and Pilates.