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Diagnosis & Treatments

Diagnosis tends to be made by a combination of history, examination and scans.

Treatments can range from simple exercises to more complex surgical treatments. Radiotherapy provides an effective alternative to those who are not responding to the more simple treatments.

Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Diagnosis

If you think you’re suffering from insertional Achilles tendonitis, you should visit a specialist doctor for a diagnosis.

We’ll only treat insertional Achilles tendonitis patients who have a confirmed diagnosis and have tried general measures to relieve the pain.

Male doctor examining patient's foot

Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Treatments

At The Heel Pain Practice, we’re specialists in treating insertional Achilles tendonitis with radiotherapy – a simple, safe and non-invasive treatment using X-rays to reduce the pain around the heel bone and Achilles tendon.

There are other options for you to consider when looking into treatments for the condition. The most common are:

  • Physiotherapy – a physiotherapist may suggest several exercises and stretches to strengthen your Achilles tendon and help with pain control and stiffness
  • Home remedies – R.I.C.E treatment may be recommended initially to reduce your inflammation and pain – rest, ice, compression and elevation
  • Medication – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be prescribed to help reduce pain and inflammation in your foot
  • Surgery – as a last resort, a surgeon can remove the degenerated tissue and any part of the bone that is irritating the tendon
Elekta Versa HD Radiotherapy Machine