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  • How to Heal Achilles Tendinopathy

    Achilles Tendinopathy Explained

    Achilles tendinopathy is a condition affecting the Achilles tendon, which is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. This tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, allowing for movements like walking, running, and jumping.

    Achilles tendinopathy occurs when the tendon becomes irritated, inflamed, or degenerated due to overuse or repetitive strain, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced functionality. The condition is commonly seen in athletes, particularly runners, who place significant stress on the tendon.

    Factors that can contribute to Achilles tendinopathy include excessive training, improper footwear, tight or weak calf muscles, and biomechanical imbalances.

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    Common Symptoms of Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Pain and tenderness in the Achilles tendon, often near the heel

  • Stiffness or tightness in the tendon, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity

  • Swelling or thickening of the tendon

  • Reduced range of motion or flexibility in the ankle

  • Weakness in the affected leg when performing activities such as walking or running

  • Pain that worsens with activity, particularly during or after running or jumping

  • A warm or burning sensation in the tendon area

  • Crepitus or a creaking sound when moving the tendon

  • Common Causes Of Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the Achilles tendon

  • Sudden increase in training intensity, duration, or frequency

  • Inadequate warm-up or stretching before exercise

  • Running or exercising on uneven or hard surfaces

  • Wearing improper or worn-out footwear

  • Tight or weak calf muscles

  • Biomechanical imbalances, such as overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot)

  • Age-related degeneration of the tendon

  • Obesity, as it places additional stress on the tendon
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    Work 1:1 With A Fit Specialist To Heal Your Achilles Tendinopathy

    You can visit Ridgefield and Darien Running Company to receive personalized assistance in finding footwear, insoles, and accessories to relieve your Achilles Tendinopathy.

    Through our 3D Fit Scan, we can correctly determine a shoe and an insole to help heal your achilles tendinopathy and get you back to moving forward.

    Our Fit Specialists can outfit you in CEP Compression Socks, an Achilles Brace or Sleeve from CEP or Pro-Tec Athletic, Hyperice's Normatec Boots, supportive insoles, cushioned sneakers, and more.

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