Our innovative treatments options for Achilles Tendonitis include EPAT, shock wave therapy, sound therapy, regenerative products and injections. These treatments can help reduce inflammation, improve your mobility and heal damaged tissue.
Our team of experienced podiatrists are specially trained in the latest techniques to help you recover from Achilles Tendonitis and get back to your active lifestyle. Our treatments include splints, hands on therapy, and the use of specialized equipment to target the affected area.
Don’t let Achilles Tendonitis hold you back any longer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey to recovery.
What are Achilles tendon injuries?
The Achilles tendon is a fibrous band of tissue that links the muscles in your calf to your heel. The strength and flexibility of this tendon are important for jumping, running, and walking. Your Achilles tendon withstands a lot of stress and pressure during everyday activities, as well as during athletic and recreational play. If it becomes inflamed, swollen, and irritated, it is called tendonitis.
Tendonitis might be due to overuse or damage to the area. It can cause pain down the back of your leg and around your heel. You might notice that parts of your tendon are getting thicker, and hardening, because of tendonitis. This will get worse if you don’t treat it. There are 2 main types of tendonitis:
- Non-insertional Achilles tendonitis. Small tears in the middle fibers of your tendon start to break it down. This causes pain and swelling. This type of tendonitis usually affects active, younger adults
- Insertional Achilles tendonitis. This damage occurs in the spot where your tendon meets your heel bone. Bone spurs (extra bone growth) often form with this type. This type of tendonitis can happen at any age, even in people who are not active.
The tears in your tendon fibers can cause a complete or partial break (or tear) in your tendon. You might hear a “pop” that seems to come from the back of your heel or calf. This may be a tendon rupture, which needs immediate medical attention.
The EPAT® machine is small and has an attachment that looks similar to an ultrasound wand. In most cases, treatment will be weekly for a series of 3 to 6 treatments. Treatments take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Typically treatment is NOT painful. Some patients may experience some slight discomfort.
If you are a good candidate for EPAT treatment, our doctors will highly recommend it for your Achilles Tendonitis. Many patients notice a substantial and immediate lessening of their pain.Leave a reply