A painful Achilles tendon can cause severe limitations in your daily activity because it is a key muscular component in the way you walk. Since it’s also the largest tendon in the body, when injured, it can take a long time to heal if not treated properly. Many people can injure their Achilles tendon by participating in a sport that requires increased stresses to the tendon itself or simply by weakening the tendon overtime due to repetitive activity.
Regardless of the mechanism of injury, Achilles injuries can be severely debilitating and cause pain, swelling and redness to the back of the heel. If the injury is not treated properly, you can lose muscle strength in your calves, develop an “egg-like growth” on the back of the heel at the site of the injury, or have persistent swelling and pain several months to years afterwards.
If you have injured your Achilles tendon or developed Achilles tendinitis, don’t wait for treatment! Advanced Podiatry has treatment options available for everyone that is having difficulty with their Achilles pain whether it’s from an injury or overuse. If you have attempted standard treatment such as rest, anti-inflammatories, ice, brace or boot and continue to have unremitting pain, Advanced Podiatry has other treatment options available and ready to tackle your Achilles pain! Shockwave therapy, physical therapy, and ultrasound-guided platelet rich plasma injections are newer advances in the treatment of Achilles tendon injuries that should be considered in patients that do not heal with standard conservative care.
Don’t wait for your Achilles pain to resolve on its own!
Call Advanced Podiatry now and make an appointment to discuss all your options to resolve your Achilles pain so you can get back to living a pain-free, active lifestyle again!