Achilles tendon injury
Achilles Tendon Injury
What Is Achilles Tendon Injury?
Achilles tendonitis is a common injury of the tendon that attaches at the back of the heel. Injury to the bones and joints of the foot can be caused by a single blow or twist to the foot, or also by repetitive trauma that can result in a stress fracture.
Symptoms Of Achillies Injury
Achilles tendon (tendinitis) and cause tenderness and pain at the back of the heel made worse while pushing off the ball of the foot. Pain and point tenderness are the immediate indicators that something is wrong in a specific area.
The onset of pain, whether suddenly or over time, is an important indicator of the cause of the problem.
Suggestions For Managing Achilles Injury
- New shoes or the replacement of current shoe insoles
- Proper footwear fitting, including lacing and sock combinations to eliminate compression and friction issues
- Corrective and over-the-counter orthotics may also improve the biomechanics of the foot
- Exercises to increase flexibility will maintain or improve the length of a muscle. Flexibility helps to make a stronger muscle and less likely to be injured
- Appropriate medication and ice therapy to control inflammation
- Osteopathic treatment, myotherapy and remedial massage to reduce tension in the calf muscle
Achilles Injury Treatment Options
Osteopathy is a “whole body” system of manual therapy which uses a range of techniques to manage musculo-skeletal disorders and other functional disorders of the body. This form of treatment was developed in America in the 1870s by Dr Andrew Taylor Still and has progressed in development to be widely scientifically validated and utilised around the world.
Myotherapy is the evidence based assessment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Myotherapy targets the soft tissue of the body, namely muscle groups and connective tissue (myofascia), to help reduce pain, improve muscle function and increase joint range of motion. They also provide education on a range of postural complaints, functional movement and corrective exercise.