How can an orthotic help my Achilles tendon pain?

A total contact orthotic can control the excessive heel motion that occurs which aggravates the Achilles tendon and the area in front of it that can also get inflamed and irritated as a result.  In addition, temporary or permanent heel lifts may be used in conjunction with the orthotics to get you over the acute pain you are experiencing.  Your doctor will know if this is appropriate for you and will discuss this option during your consult.