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Achillies Achilles tendon pain or Achilles Tendonitis is often described as a dull, shooting or burning pain near the bottom of the foot (Achilles region).

During excessive inward rolling of the foot (over pronation), the amount of pressure on the Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects the back of your leg to your heel, becomes inflamed. Repetitive activities can result to damage such as ruptured Achilles tendon.

Lightfeet insoles help prevent Achilles tendonitis by controlling over pronation of the foot. It absorbs the pressure and maintains it to normal the level, so that trauma to the Achilles region can be prevented.

What is Achilles tendon Pain and Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles tendon pain can be due to different causes, with Achilles tendonitis being one of the most common. Two major calf muscles are inserted to the back of the heel bone by a large tendon called Achilles tendon. When there is increase pressure such as during pronation of the foot, the tendon tends to work harder causing it to tighten or become stiff. Over a course of time, the tendon may become inflamed, may tear or rupture.

What causes Achilles tendon Pain and Achilles Tendonitis?

  • Wearing inappropriate shoes while doing certain activities like running
  • Common among recreational athletes
  • Changes in activity load or intensity
  • Overuse injury of the foot
  • Running on hard surfaces
  • Abnormally tight muscles
  • Over pronation
  • Inadequate stretching before an exercise routine
  • Trauma
  • Heel deformities

Treatment for Achilles tendon Pain and Achilles Tendonitis

  • Do proper stretching before an exercise or activity to warm up the muscles
  • Avoid running long distance and climbing uphill
  • Application of ice pack can reduce inflammation and relieve pain on the affected area.
  • Discontinue any activities that cause the problem or worsen the pain
  • Use of specialized orthotics to cushion the feet and correct over pronation, therefore relieving pain and prevent complications.

Orthotics balances the foot, especially those with biomechanical abnormalities. It promotes proper functioning of the foot.

With the use of Lightfeet insoles, over pronation of the foot is controlled, and the leg is realigned to remove too much strain on the calf muscles and Achilles tendon.

If you’re suffering from Achilles tendon Pain and Achilles Tendonitis, Lightfeet insoles can surely help in reducing pain and delaying the onset of many foot problems.

Lightfeet design features help to re-align the foot to reduce injury and pain.