Typically those suffering with Achilles Tendinopathy will complain of a dull ache in the tendon usually worse first thing in the morning or at the beginning of exercise. At the initial stages of the injury the ache often goes away once warmed up however as the condition progresses the pain is more constant and debilitating.
Early intervention is key, the longer you go without intervention the tendon will become weaker and more painful and ultimately harder to treat. Physiotherapy intervention is key in helping to return the tendon to full health and restore normal function. Treatment specifics will depend on the causes of the condition but may include a combination of exercise (strengthening & stretching), Deep Tissue Massage, Laser, Dry Needling and/or Orthotics.