Tendons in the Foot & Ankle

Here at ZW Clinics we see a whole host of tendon related issues. Tendons are renowned for being particularly poor in terms of their healing ability and often require additional help to be able to cope better with the demand that is placed on them. Tendons can become injured when overused/ used in the wrong way, or in some cases, underused. They do not respond to rest and tend to do get better from an appropriate loading regime and activity modification.


Achilles Tendinopathy

We often see cases of Achilles Tendinopathy in clinic. Achilles problems occur when there has been a change in intensity of training load. This condition can present at its origin, the myotendinous junction and attachment onto the calf muscle complex comprising of the Gastroc Nemius muscles bellies and Soleus. More commonly, the mid portion and in some cases the attachment of the achilles tendon onto the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). It is imperative to assess the condition of the tendon ahead of treatment and the use of Ultrasound Imaging is considered the gold standard.

The appointment for foot tendon pain…

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Consultation

Pain inside the foot or lower limb? Joint, muscle, tendon or difficulty when walking or performing your favourite activities? This is the appointment for you. We will conduct a full and thorough medical history before assessing your foot & lower limb pain and posture.


Up to 1 hour
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Children's MSK Consultation

Also referred to as Podopaediatrics. Is your child having difficulty with foot or leg pain day to day or during school activities/ sport? We can assess and diagnose related issues during this appointment. This treatment applies to Under 16's.


Up to 1 hour
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How to treat tendon foot pain…

How can we treat it: Shockwave Therapy, Rehabilitation programmes, Specific loading (eccentric), Footwear modification, Load modification, Training modification, High volume steroid injection.

Shockwave Therapy

Treatment for Tendinopathies and Plantar Fasciitis recognised by NICE Guidelines. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low energy acoustic waves that are directly delivered to an injury through contact with the skin via an ultrasound gel medium.


Up to 30 minutes
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Rehabilitation Programmes

We use specialist software and a multidisciplinary team who work together with you to achieve the best outcomes from your treatment.


Up to 1 hour (MSK)
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Hoka Footwear

Orthoses / Insoles come in all shapes and sizes. We have an expert team specialising in the prescription of Custom made and over the counter devices. Custom orthotic package includes a fitting appointment and a follow up.

£45.00 - £180.00

Up to 15 minutes (FREE)
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Steroid Injection Therapy

A steroid can be used in isolation or alongside other treatments to alleviate pain associated with arthritis, nerves, tendons and other associated foot and ankle structures.


Up to 30 minutes
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Advanced MSK

We run imaging clinics here at ZW on a regular basis and will first of all assess you physically to determine your suitability / need for further investigation.


Up to 45 minutes (MSK)
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