Are you a marathon runner with heel pain?
You might feel pain over your achilles tendon in the morning, or you may possibly see a slight thickening of the achilles tendon.
With summer in full swing and temperature rising, now is the best time to run and prepare for your next challange.
Pain and thickening of the achilles tendon usually indicates that, you might be suffering from Achilles Tendinopathy, a very common injury in runners.
We’ve helped many marathon runners in Southampton and Whiteley throughout the years with this exact problem.
Achilles Tendinopathy is the technical name used to describe pain in the achilles tendon that is usually worse first thing in the morning.
The injury is usually caused by a sudden increase in intensity or frequency in running, however other risk factors include high blood pressure and family history of tendinopathy
If you suffer from Achilles tendinopathy you are likely to suffer with pain over the achilles tendon not only when running, but also when going up and down the stairs or even, when you take you furry best friend for a walk.
Rest assured, our experts in Southampton and Whiteley have the best solution for your problem.
We will treat your problem with an exercise program tailored specifically for your needs.
Simultaneously we will administer a course of shockwave therapy, which is designed to speed up the process and increase the chances of a successful outcome.
To add even more to the table we can also assess your running technique, advice and design a specialised program filled with cues on how to perfect your running technique.
Sue came to us suffering with achilles pain. This is what she had to say about her experience at Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy: –
“I have received treatment from Jen for both an achilles tendon problem and a neck and shoulder issue. Jen is such a warm and kind person and treated both my issues, allowing me to become much more comfortable and much less troubled by pain. The exercise programme she gave me has supported my healing. I have great faith in recommending Jen to others.” – Sue Baker