Achilles tendon inflammation (Alice tendonitis)
Achilles Tendonitis is the name for inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel is the longest tendon in the body If the calf muscles tighten, pull on the Achilles tendon. Thus, the foot is pulled down in front and rolls over the toes. Thus, the Achilles tendon plays an extremely important role in the running and racing.
Achilles tendon pain occur at the back of the heel, and are often associated with cramped calves. The Achilles tendon is then significantly thickened and very sensitive to pain. The pain can be felt while running, race and particularly when jumping.
Achilles tendon inflammation occur suddenly, often without previous injury. This is is by burning, stabbing, noticeable even by very sudden pain. Achilles tendon inflammation should be allowed not untreated, because the possibility exists that weakens the tendon and may tear.
Athletes and athlete are often affected by Achilles tendon pain. The inflammation is difficult to treat because it can take no rest periods especially for athletes.
People who suffer from inflammation of the Achilles tendon, especially morning have pain started. Complaints may also occur after prolonged sitting and decrease at rest.
Causes of Achilles -inflammation
Persistent stress on the Achilles tendon causes irritation and inflammation. In severe cases, it can even cause that the tendon tears. Prolonged overloading of the Achilles tendon (for example, when runners) can help to cause changes, degeneration and thickening. Tight calf muscles can also contribute to Achilles Tendonitis.
With age, our tendons become weaker due to wear of the fibers. Several factors can cause Achilles Tendonitis. One of the most common causes is Overpronation.
Over-pronation is the flattening of the foot and the after Innenrollen caused as a result of the feet and ankles. This caused continuing overload of the Achilles tendon.
Other causes that can lead to inflammation of the Achilles tendon are bad shoes, as well as missing warm-up exercises at the sport.
Treatment and prevention of Achilles tendon pain
Sportsmen and women who are affected by Achilles tendon pain should make basically before each training stretching and warm-up exercises. Long distance and mountain climbing should be avoided in the training program.
Ortho corrective insoles can prevent Overpronation. The Achilles tendon is subjected to less, so that a cure can occur faster.
Ortho corrective insoles can prevent deterioration and possibly prevent a demolition of the Achilles tendon.