Common Conditions

Achilles Tendon pain

What is Achilles Tendon Pain?

The Achilles Tendon is a strong, robust tendon that inserts into the back of your heel.  The Achilles plays a key role during walking, running and activity.  There are many differential diagnosis that can affect the posterior heel, so understanding the specific diagnosis is important when establishing an appropriate treatment plan.

The most common cause of posterior heel pain is Achilles Tendon degeneration and overload.  This can be diagnosed as either mid-section Achilles tendinopathy or insertional Achilles tendinopathy.   The Achilles Tendon originates from the calf muscles, behind the knee and inserts into the heel bone.  The Achilles allows movement of the foot, ankle and knee during walking and running.  The Achilles is a common site of injury, and we have access to excellent evidence based treatment options within South West Podiatry clinics including Shockwave Therapy.  Tissue damage can easily be identified with the use of diagnostic ultrasound.  Specific members of the Podiatry team are able to utilise diagnostic ultrasound to review differential diagnosis such as a degenerative soft tissue trauma, Achilles Tendon tear, tendon rupture or bursa formation. Please check your Podiatrists Bio here: About us

Our experienced Foot & Ankle team will assess your concern during an initial consultation and provide you with an appropriate management plan that may include:

Clinic Locations:

Appointments are available at all clinical sites. *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

If you are a New Patient, please schedule an Initial Consultation online, click here:  BOOK ONLINE. Existing patients can also schedule a follow-up consultation online: BOOK ONLINE .  Please check your podiatrists Bio here: About us  Alternatively call: 02071646607 to speak to our friendly booking team Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm or Friday 9am-3:30pm.

Insurance and Fees:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health.  A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found here: Insurance and Fees.  Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. On-site diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Pressure analysis and MSK Analysis appointments are available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics.