• Achilles Tendinopathy Rehabilitation (Achilles Tendonitis)

    Eccentric Strengthening An eccentric contraction is defined as a contraction where the muscle is lengthening, as opposed to a concentric contraction where the muscle is shortening, or an isometric contraction where there is no change in the muscle length. There is nothing magical about eccentric muscle strengthening in the role of alleviating tendon problems. The … Read more

    Achilles Tendinopathy in Depth AKA: Achilles Tendonitis

    Achilles Tendinopathy Achilles tendinopathy is the term used to describe all of the possible issues with an Achilles tendon including inflammation (tendinitis) or degeneration (tendinopathy). It is now believed that the Achilles tendon is not simply inflamed; instead, the tendon has become thickened and stiffens up. Although this might sound alarming, degeneration (wear and tear) … Read more

    Achilles Tendonitis Treatment, Rehabilitation & Prevention

    Achilles Tendonitis (Paratendinopathy)

    What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles paratendinopathy is a common cause of Achilles pain, although lower calf and heel pain is often reported with this condition. Achilles paratendinopathy is commonly referred to as Achilles tendonitis. The Achilles tendon is situated above the heel and forms the lower part of the calf muscles. It is a continuation … Read more