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Treating short Achilles tendon?

An Achilles tendon shortening can pose serious mobility restrictions. Here you can experience a lot of nuisance during sports, but also in daily life. It can even get so bad that it makes walking impossible. Do you recognize this complaint? Then read about the causes and symptoms of the Achilles tendon shortening and treat them in time with a splint for the Achilles tendon!

Treating short Achilles tendon?



Thuasne Heel Spur Night Splint

Heel Spur Night Splint

This night splint is a prefabricated night orthosis for the conservative / effective treatment of Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) and Achilles Tendinitis (Achilles tendon inflammation). Ordered today, delivered tomorrow!


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GO Medical GO Medical Night splint Heel track + free instep pad

GO Medical Night splint Heel track + free instep pad

This night splint is the best tool for treating complaints caused by heel spurs. You wear the splint overnight. You use the free ball supplied during the day to massage the tendon plate under your foot.


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GO Medical Heel Spur Night Splint Universal

Heel Spur Night Splint Universal

This universal night splint is very suitable for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur and / or Achilles tendon inflammation. The night splint is easy to use, comfortable and can be bent as desired. Can be worn on the right or left!


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Thuasne NOX Compact Night Splint

NOX Compact Night Splint

Order this compact night splint now! Proven effective in the conservative treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur and / or Achilles Tendon Tendonitis. Ordered today, delivered tomorrow!

€82,95 €59,95

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Basko Strassburg Sock - Stretch Up

Strassburg Sock - Stretch Up

The strassburg sock is a proven means against heel spur complaints. Easy to use and inexpensive to purchase!

€42,95 €34,95

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What is an Achilles tendon shortening?

In an Achilles tendon shortening, the Achilles tendon is not the correct length in relation to the calf muscle and the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is shorter than usual. This allows the foot to hang down slightly. It takes quite a bit of effort to move the foot up (dorsal flexion). The maximum dorsal flexion movement will not be as great as usual. As a result, this means that the foot is impeded in the delivery of forces. Less force / pushing force can be delivered while walking and running. Also, the person will walk and run more on tiptoe.

Cause too short Achilles tendon

A shortened Achilles tendon can have multiple causes. A shortened Achilles tendon often develops in growth. The body grows faster than the Achilles tendon does. This creates a substantial difference in the proportions of the lower leg, ankle and foot. People with too short an Achilles tendon often walk on their toes. Both during normal walking, climbing stairs and running. Treating a shortened Achilles tendon at an early stage can avoid many problems at a later stage.

Also, a person can be born with a shortened tendon!

Achilles tendon symptoms too short

  • Instability in the foot
  • An increased callus formation under the foot
  • Pain in the foot

Ankle brace for the Achilles tendon?

To extend the Achilles tendon, an operation can be considered. It is also possible to passively stretch the tendon and calf muscle. The products below mobilize your joint and stretch the Achilles tendon and calf muscles to the maximum to increase the mobility of your joint.

  1. To prevent a lot of stretch on the tendon during the day & you do not necessarily have to walk on the toes all day, ProBrace offers silicone heels

It is also possible to stretch the tendon overnight. This can be done passively with a night splint.

  1. Night splint from Thuasne
  2. For a more compact night splint, you can also choose the Thuasne NOX

Both products are scientifically proven effective in treating Achilles tendon complaints and injuries around the ankle joint / Achilles tendon!