We Treat Achilles Tendinopathy Everyday In Dublin, Ireland
Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that affects the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel. The tendon can become inflamed and irritated from overuse or injury. This blog post will discuss what Achilles tendinopathy is and how we treat it at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic.
What Causes Achilles Tendinopathy?
Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury that can occur in the lower leg and often affects recreational and elite athletes. Sometimes it occurs after an acute injury to the tendon, like falling on the heel or failing to stretch properly before exercising. Other times, Achilles tendinopathy develops gradually due to repetitive activities or biomechanical problems in the foot or ankle.
Symptoms of Achilles Tendinopathy
If you have Achilles Tendinopathy you may recognize some of the following symptoms commonly reported;
– Pain and stiffness in the back of the ankle, which likes light activity but worsens with more intense activity.
– Swelling or redness at the tendon attachment to the heel bone;
– A hard, bony swelling in the back of your ankle; and/or
– Stiffness and pain in is worse in the morning, and sometimes at night but depends on how busy you were that day.
Treating Achilles Tendinopathy at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic
Now that you know what Achilles tendinopathy is, let’s talk about how it’s treated!
At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we offer a range of innovative, evidence-based treatment options.
We believe the body knows best. Usually, with any injury, the body tells you to “slow down”, by giving out a pain signal. This forces us it take it easy, modify our activity levels for a few days, and then slowly start intriguing activities again. This is one of the conversations you will have with the physical therapist, they will work with you to modify your activities and slowly, gradually build them up again to give your body the best chance at an optimal recovery.
The first step is simple, figure how it happened (i.e how was the tendon being overused) and then put in place an individually tailored treatment plan to reduce symptoms, like pain, discomfort, swelling, and reduced range of motion, and rebuild the integrity, strength, and functionality of the tendon.
Our physical therapists specialize in overuse injuries, like tendinopathies and low-back pain. They will work with you to design a treatment program that works for you.
We Help People With Achilles Tendinopathy In Dublin, Ireland
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How We Treat Achilles Tendinopathy In Dublin, Ireland
At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic, we offer a wide range of client-centered and goal-orientated treatment options, including physical therapy, joint traction, spinal decompression, intrinsic core strengthening, laser therapy, and chiropractic care.
Physical therapy is a very effective treatment option for Achilles tendinopathy. We use manual therapy techniques that target the pain, reduced range of motion, and scar tissue in your tendon, as well as deep tissue release, to help break up adhesions and relieve restrictions.
Our physical therapists will also provide you with exercise therapy designed to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling, decrease stiffness and improve the strength and resilience of the tissues (i.e tendon, ligaments, and muscles) of the lower leg, ankle, and foot. Each exercise program is individually tailored to each client’s goals and needs, and level of activity, impairments, and participation (i.e in sports, or hobbies).
Joint Traction & Spinal Decompression
Joint traction is a non-surgical treatment option that helps restore the normal function of the tendon. A slight and gentle stretch is also applied to the Achilles tendon, this also promotes the normal healing process within the tendon. It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Secondary to Achilles Tendinopathy problems can occur in the ankle joint. A gentle pull or traction is applied to the ankle. Which relieves pressure on the joint, promoting the normal healing process by increasing blood flow to the joint, which nourishes and lubricates the joint surface.
Intrinsic Core Strengthening & Laser Therapy
Core strengthening through intrinsic muscle training works to improve posture, balance, gait (i.e walking), coordination, and strength throughout the entire body.
Laser treatment for Achilles tendinopathy works to reduce pain by improving blood flow into the tendon that has been damaged or injured due to inflammation caused by chronic degeneration of collagen fibers within the tissue (i.e scar tissue).
Chiropractic Care For Achilles Tendinopathy
At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic, we offer a range of chiropractic treatment options for people with Achilles tendonitis. Spinal decompression is gentle traction applied to the spine using a non-surgical method that relieves pressure on the nerves of the spine that could be contributing the dysfunctional movement patterns or weakness.
Chiropractic spinal adjustments reduce the muscular tightness in the Achilles tendon by releasing tension from surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints of the lower body. This is achieved through gentle manual pressure on specific vertebrae along your spine to improve movement within your central nervous system.
Visit us in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland
Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.
Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.
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