Achilles Tendinitis: Achilles Tendon Pain
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Sever’s Disease is a common condition in 9-12 years olds who are active and play sports involving a lot of running and jumping. Sever’s Disease leads to pain at the back of the heel bone where the Achilles Tendon attaches to the growth plate of the heel and it is typically associated with a growth spurt. Rest, anti-inflammatories, icing and heel raises are all beneficial forms of treatment that should be used alongside a stretching regime.
Our article is dedicated to providing you with the best stretches for Sever’s Disease and the surrounding muscles that become tight as a result of Sever’s Disease.
Foam rolling the calf muscle can provide pain relief while increasing blood flow to the area, allowing a stretch to have a more significant effect when carried out after foam rolling.
The Gastrocnemius is one of two main muscles that comprise the calf muscle group. This is the power muscle of the calf, and it attaches to the Achilles Tendon.
The Soleus muscle is the second muscle of the calf muscle group, and it plays a vital role in the stability and strength of the foot and ankle.
The Plantar Fascia sits on the underside of the foot and provides structural integrity to the arch of the foot. It plays a vital role in walking and running; if tight, it can overload the Achilles Tendon.