Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles tendinitis is common in runners who have increased intensity of exercise, or in middle-aged people who play occasional high-intensity sports like basketball or tennis.
Graphic outlining and showing where Achilles tendonitis affects a person's foot


Mild tendonitis may be indicated with mild ache in the back of the leg following exercise.
More severe pain following prolonged running or stair climbing.
Morning tenderness or stiffness that improves with mild activity.


Gently press on the affected area to determine the location of pain, tenderness or swelling. Evaluate the flexibility, alignment, range of motion and reflexes of the foot and ankle. In some cases, x-rays, ultrasounds, or an MRI will be needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Suggested Orthotics & Modifications

Device Type: Pathology-Specific Device for Achilles Tendonitis.

Device Standard: Moderate cast fill, 15mm Heel Cup, 0 Deg Rear Foot Post, 4mm Medial Heel Skive, 4mm Heel Lift, 1/8 Puff Cover to Toes.

Suggested Modifications: None required for pathology specific devices.


Monday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Friday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed