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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What could be causing a sore Achilles?

    I have been walking and my achilles is very sore, it is painful and swollen
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  • Kirsty Woods

    Exercise Physiologist

    Hi I’m Kirsty Woods,I would like to use my experience, expertise and passion to help you reach your weight, energy and health goalsI have been … View Profile

    Hi there,

    Sore and/or swollen Achilles which you described is often referred to as Achilles tendonitis and is quite common when commencing a walking/running programme or increasing training load.

    Ensuring that you have correctly fitted shoes, walking on softer surfaces (grass), reducing your walking load and stretching your calf muscles may help. Also take a look at http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Achilles_tendonitis

     If the issue persists it is best to visit your local physiotherapist. 

  • Kevin Shapiro

    Physiotherapist

    17 years experience in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom in private practice. I specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain as … View Profile

    This is an overuse injury from excessive running.

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