The Achilles Tendon is a band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It’s responsible for the “push-off” power you experience when walking or running. When it’s overused or strained, patients suffer from what is known as Achilles Tendonitis; injury to the Achilles Tendon. It’s most common in runners who overexert themselves suddenly, as well as other sportsmen such as tennis or basketball players.
Regardless of the cause, the symptoms are typically similar. It starts with pain and stiffness at the back of your ankle. Sometimes the pain worsens gradually, but in many cases its worst first thing in the morning. You get acute or chronic forms, both of which can cause far bigger problems if left untreated. The biggest complication involves the tendon becoming too weak and vulnerable, causing it to tear or rupture. This is painful, and normally requires surgery.
If you want to avoid this, it’s important to get a professional diagnosis from a trusted healthcare professional as soon as possible. Please – give us a call at the number shown on screen or visit our website to discover your options. There are both surgical and non-surgical options available; including professional heat application, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching routines and more.
The most important thing is to NEVER self-diagnose. This can do far more harm than good, as a treatment method that works for one person won’t necessarily work you. The wrong treatment can be worse than no treatment! Don’t leave things to stew and get worse.
Visit our website or give our professionals a call at the number shown on screen so we can provide a professional diagnosis and work with you to develop the bespoke treatment plan your body needs to heal. Achilles Tendonitis CAN be overcome, allowing you to get back to living the normal pain-free life you deserve.
* Each individual’s treatment and results will vary based on the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, and goals.
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