Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon Injury

Foot Pain is a challenging for all health care professionals and one of the common causes can be achilles tendon.  A good assessment of Foot Pain is essential part of knowledge, and as an achilles tendon injury is common every foot pain assessment will include checking for achilles tendon pain



Limping Severe Achilles Tendon Pain in 59 year in Runner

He has been running for over 30 years including many marathons and over the years he had a re occurring achilles tendinopathy which he managed with good exercises stretches and massage unless 3 years ago which nothing was helping him  Only 35% of Achilles tendiniopathies occur in the sporting population   This runner had been limping for 18 months from his soar achilles tendinopathy  He came to try Shockwave Therapy





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Achilles Tendon Pain

One of the causes of foot pain is an achilles tendon injury.  The Achilles Tendon can get painful and stiff especially when you get up in the morning  It is more common in the non sporting population





Good Clinical Practice is filling in the VISA Achilles Questionnaire 

It is easy to fill in on your computer or smart device

1. For how many minutes do you have stiffness in the Achilles on first getting up.


                                                  2.  Do you have pain walking downstairs with a normal gait (walking step)




Interesting Lecture Slides from recent Conference on Tendinopathies

























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About Helen How

Edinburgh Osteopath Helen How has over twenty-eight years experience of treating patients at the How Osteopathic Clinic (Trinity Edinburgh). Registered Osteopath Helen combines the latest advances in osteopathy with a gentle patient-centred approach to diagnosis and treatment ensuring that osteopathic treatment at the How Clinic is suitable for a wide-range of conditions including; back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee conditions Helen uses Video Clips exercises educational information and outcome which is sent to your computer smartphone or iphone if you wish Treatment at the How Osteopathic Clinic is tailored to the individual and where necessary uses a combination of osteopathic techniques including, Traditional Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Electrotherapy, Vibrotherapy and Sports Remedial Massage. The holistic approach to osteopathy at the How Osteopathic Clinic, in addition to a full one hour treatment sessions, is designed to alleviate symptoms rapidly and can often significantly reduce the number of osteopathic treatments required. One of the few Osteopaths in Edinburgh and in Britain who uses the unique, gentle fleximatic vibrotherapy or shockwave therapy massage equipment combined with traditional osteopathic techniques in order to to find, feel and palpate those hard fibrotic bands of muscles which accumulate over the years of prolonged sitting, Helen has attended conferences held throughout the country; Helen has been using Shockwave Therapy for over 3 years now for Patella Tendons , Achilles Tendons Plantar Fasciitis and Tendon pain Hips, Upper Proximal Hamstring tendinopathy along with rehabilitation loading Contact Helen How, Registered Osteopath, 14 Craighall Gardens, Edinburgh EH6 4RJ To make an appointment contact Helen on 131 551 1044 or Text /Call 07889304762