Pain and weakness in heels

In foot and ankle practice we are seeing a veritable explosion in the incidence of Achilles tendon disorders.

Although these conditions are certainly more common in sports people (the incidence of Achilles tendon injuries in runners is 10 times that in age-matched controls) they are by no means confined to athletes. Indeed, in a study of 58 patients, one-third did not participate in any vigorous sporting activity at all.

Patients are running faster, longer and until they are older. With life expectancy