Achilles tendonitis

Does the back of your heel hurt when you climb stairs? Do you feel stiffness, burning or throbbing in your calves or behind your leg? It could be Achilles tendonitis.

Achilles tendonitis can occur with significant weight gain. In addition, this problem can be observed in people who lift heavy loads, such as construction workers, letter carriers and delivery people. Repetitive motion while driving, as in the case of bus or truck drivers, can be a trigger for Achilles tendonitis. Sometimes, poor posture or misalignment of the feet can be the cause.

At Médecine podiatrique du Plateau, we’re equipped with a computer-assisted gait analysis mat and cameras to obtain a precise assessment of your biomechanics.

Achilles tendonitis can also affect athletes, developing through overuse or incorrect movement. Our podiatrists can advise you on choosing the right footwear and adopting proper running techniques. They will be able to deal with the problem so that you can get back to your daily activties as quickly as possible.

It’s important to take this injury seriously, as it can take a long time to heal if not treated properly.