The Best Shoes for Achilles Tendonitis 2022
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis is a condition where the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed and causes pain near the back of the heel.
- Severe aching or burning pain in the back of your heel
- Increasing pain while pointing the toes up while seated
- Increasing pain when rising onto the toes while standing
The first course of action involves removing stress on the achilles tendon through the following methods which can be done at home:
- Icing the achilles tendon and lower calf
- Reducing the amount of time spent on your feet
- Reducing the amount of time spent doing activities that strain the tendon, such as running, walking, and other similar exercises.
- Active stretching and strengthening exercises.
These methods to relieve stress and pain are often temporary, and do not solve why the achilles tendon was strained in the first place. To relieve the stress on your achilles tendon long term, it is recommended to get fitted with proper shoes and orthotics, which can help prevent the issue from coming bac
To help with your Achilles Tendonitis, our trained staff can provide you with custom solutions to help your pain, free of charge!
We carry a wide variety of shoes and sandals for men and women with Achilles tendonitis to ease your pain in both casual and professional situations. Many of the supportive shoes we carry have great support which reduces the pressure on the calves of your legs.
HOKA Bondi 7
Brooks Ghost 14
New Balance 990
We also carry a large variety of arch supports which can be inserted inside your shoes to ease your Achilles Tendonitis. We offer both over-the-counter arch supports as well as custom molded orthotics which can be specially designed to your feet! Make an appointment today with a specialist to find out which arch support is best for you, and review our many comfort insole options for Achilles Tendonitis foot pain as well.
Sovella S1000 Max Support Orthotic Arch Support
LFS-3000 Sport Neutral Arch Support
LFS-3500 Sport Neutral Arch Support with Met Pad
Sovella Dress Arch Supports
Sovella Dress Arch Supports with Met Pad
Where to buy The Best Shoes for Achilles Tendonitis
At Lucky Feet Shoes, we carry a wide variety of arch supports and shoes for Achilles tendonitis online and in Southern California. We fit customers with Achilles tendonitis pain shoes and arch supports in Orange County, Inland Empire, Riverside, Temecula, and Los Angeles County. Our stores in Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Dimas, Anaheim Hills, Temecula, Upland, Palm Desert, Redlands, and Long Beach. We invite you to stop by for a free foot analysis and try our shoes for Achilles tendonitis. In addition, we have a large selection of comfort shoes, wide shoes, walking shoes, running shoes, arch supports, and custom orthotics!
How is Achilles Tendonitis caused?
Overpronation, injury, and overstresses of the tendon are some of the most common causes. Risk factors include tight heel cords, poor foot alignment, and recent changes in activities or shoes. During a normal gait cycle, the upper and lower leg rotate in unison (i.e. internally during pronation and externally during supination). However, when a person overpronates, the lower leg is locked into the foot and therefore continues to rotate internally past the end of the contact phase while the femur begins to rotate externally at the beginning of the midstance. The Gastrocnemius muscle is attached to the upper leg and rotates externally while the Soleus muscle is attached to the lower leg and rotates internally during pronation.
The resulting counter-rotation of the upper and lower leg causes a shearing force to occur in the Achilles tendon. This counter rotation twists the tendon at its weakest area, namely the Achilles tendon itself, and causes inflammation. Since the tendon is avascular, once inflammation sets in, it tends to be chronic.
How is Achilles Tendonitis treated?
When placed in a heeled shoe, the patient will immediately notice a difference, compared to flat ground. It is recommended that the patient is fitted with proper shoes & orthotics to control pronation and maintain proper alignment, relieving the stress on the Achilles tendon. Tightness in the tendon itself can be helped by an extra heel lift added to the orthotics. The patient can expect a slow recovery over a period of months.
Men and Women Shoes for Achilles Tendonitis
Finding the best shoe support for Achilles tendonitis for men can be overly complicated with so many options. Women tend to worry about finding a stylish shoe that accommodates Achilles tendonitis. Many of the supportive, comfort shoes we carry for those suffering from Achilles Tendonitis provide excellent support, which in turn reduces the pressure on the calves of your legs. Additionally, we carry comfort shoes with cushioned soles that reduce the impact on your heel, further reducing stress on the Achilles tendon.
Browse through a combination of men’s and woman’s shoes for Achilles tendonitis. Shop our collection of shoes.
Best Arch Supports for Achilles Tendonitis
We have a wide variety of arch supports for Achilles tendonitis, as well as for other foot pain issues such as Plantar Fasciitis. The best arch support for Achilles tendonitis will have good shock absorption, elevate the heel, and control the arch of the foot. Make an appointment today with a specialist to find out which arch support is best for you, and review our many comfort insole options for Achilles Tendonitis foot pain as well.