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!
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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.
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!
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.
It is also possible to stretch the tendon overnight. This can be done passively with a night splint.
Both products are scientifically proven effective in treating Achilles tendon complaints and injuries around the ankle joint / Achilles tendon!