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Defeat Achilles Tendonitis

Blog by Vancouver Orthotics, Hycroft Medical Building (114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave) | August 20th, 2016

In Greek mythology, Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War who met his fate when Paris shot him in the heel with an arrow. It was because of this that later poets began to describe Achilles as invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Flash forward, and you have a pain in your, so appropriately named, Achilles heel that is so stifling that you yourself feel like Achilles during the Trojan War. Pain in the Achilles heel could be caused by Achilles Tendonitis, or inflammation of the Achilles. This is generally triggered by overuse or degeneration of the tendon and can be made worse with poor footwear or faulty foot mechanics. The good news is that with rest, ice, massage, and correction of faulty foot mechanics by way of custom orthotics, pain from Achilles Tendonitis can be treated. To find out if orthotic inserts can help you with recovery from Achilles Tendonitis, give us a call today!

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Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process for relief & treatment of Achilles Tendonitis in Vancouver. 1) consultation & postural examination, 2) electronic gait scan analysis, 3D foot scan & biomechanical evaluation, 3) custom orthotic fitting, 4) orthotic dispensing, 5) follow up care.  Call me at 604-737-3668 to discuss further or email Dr. Michael at to take action & solve your Achilles Tendonitis issues today.

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