The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord which attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone.
Tears to the Achilles tendon are a frequent issue and the most common tear in the entire body.
Achilles tendinopathy is strongly detrimental to physical and mental health.
The main reasons for tearing are: strains to the heel while playing sports, strong plantar flexion to the heel or falling at height.
There are a few conditions which may predispose you to strains and tears and research shows that injuries may be missed during the first check-up if you are in this category. These include:
Physiotherapy helps identify the main cause of the problem and select the right treatment method. The treatment largely depends on the issues identified during your first consultation.