Achilles tendinopathy/Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendinopathy/Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendinopathy/Achilles tendonitis or simply pain in the heel tendon is a common condition that can be very long-lasting. The problems can last for many years. The reason can be many, and one of these is that we walk incorrectly over the foot and thus stresses the heel tendon in every step taken.

The wrong gait is most often due to a condition called Functional Hallux Limitus, where the big toe does not bend in a loaded position, and we have to walk “around” the stiff big toe. We compensate by pulling in the heel to rotate the big toe “out of the way” as we move forward.

To treat Achilles tendinopathy/Achilles tendonitis, we work to get the movement back in the big toe. We treat this condition first. It is done with the device StretchPower. Simultaneously, as we treat the mobility of the big toe, we get a stretch in the irritated heel tendon that has an internal irritation with an imbalance in the structure of the tendon. This imbalance is due to the two muscles in the calf (Gastrocnemius / Soleus) that join the tendon pulling differently and giving an irritation that manifests itself as a swelling in the tendon.


The treatment for Achilles tendinopathy/Achilles tendonitis is to regain the movement in the big toe joint and correct the condition Functional Hallux Limitus.

Treatment step by step

  • First, we go through the cause of the problem. We look at the posture of the foot.
  • Then strength and mobility tests are performed on the feet.
  • We treat the joints that do not move as they should.
  • Then we have a basis on how we should treat the feet.
  • For Achilles tendinopathy/Achilles tendonitis, one should treat the right muscles to release the tension that gives the pain and limited mobility.The treatment is done with a device called StretchPower. With the help of a bar, we expose the lower leg to pressure so that the ankle is bent, mobility increases, and the error is corrected. Before the treatment begins, we put the foot in the correct position in StretchPower to get the desired effect on the treatment.
  • After the treatment, we go through how you walk and use your gait. The walking pattern always needs to be corrected so that you start using your feet in the right way and bring out the function of the foot when you walk.

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