achilles insertion pain locally and step liftoff pain

after an injury one year ago while carrying excessive weight up a hill....the bursa/tendon insertion area has been sore. plantar fasciitis developed also. the area is painful to touch....more on the inside part of the heel as well as the back. I wear a night brace which helps and also am using shoes with a higher heel which is helping as well. after walking too much the pain is worse. a physiotherapist has suggested ultrasound treatments but i feel that the pain will simply return upon using a lower heeled shoe or too much activity. can you recommend a foot brace for this problem.. my feeling is that the best would be to cast the foot for a month but this would be too inconvenient.

Posted By brenda on February 25, 2006 at 21:57:20:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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