Achilles Tendinopathy

by Solomon Abrahams |   Date Released : 08 Aug 2012
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Solomon Abrahams

About the author: Solomon Abrahams

Dr. Solomon Abrahams, PhD, MSc, BSc, MCSP, SRP, OCPPP, is clinical director of Anatomie Physiotherapy, a chain of physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics based in and around London, England. Academically, Solomon also does a lot of publishing of clinical research papers and lectures at several universities including King's College London, University College London, St Mary’s University College London and is clinical fellow at the school of emergency medicine with Hertfordshire University. After completing his degree in physiotherapy in 1994, he went on to receive his Master's in 1996 and completed his PhD in 2002.

Clinically, Solomon is also senior clinical physiotherapy manager for several NHS and private companies for Anatomie, and consults from the Anatomie clinics in Central London and Harrow (NW London) several times a week. For the last 14 years, he has also worked for a premiership football club in London.

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Abrahams, Solomon | 23 Aug 2012, 16:45 PM

This sounds biomechanical.
In other words, if your feet arches are beginning to collapse, then it changes the biomechanics of the whole foot and leg, putting pressure on joints which causes pain. It is likely you need to see a podiatrist first who will put special insoles in your shoes to help the arches. This will in turn re-align your foot, and your Achilles and feet should stop hurting.

Dr Solomon Abrahams, PhD, MSc, BSc, MCSP, SRP, OCPPP
Clinical Director of Anatomie Physiotherapy Clinics
Senior Clinical Fellow, Sch of Emergency Medicine, Dept Physiotherapy, University of Hertfordshire
External reviewer Physiotherapy Journal

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Raymond, Christopher | 23 Aug 2012, 00:00 AM

After reading over the symptoms it seems to me that I have some degree of this. Will this effect the feet as well such as cramping in the meditarsal? Because along with the sensitivity in the calf and achilies, my arches and tarsals can be "cracked" multiple times which relieves a lot of pain. As a trainer I found I am standing a lot so I bought some arch support which worked for a little while but everything still seems to remain.

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