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Achilles Tendinopathy

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by | Sep 29, 2021

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 Physio & 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.

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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 Physio & Chiropractic

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Now that you know what Achilles tendinopathy is, let’s talk about how it’s treated!

At Dublin Physio & 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 physiotherapist, 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 physiotherapists 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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Are you suffering from Achilles tendinopathy?

We know how frustrating it can be to live with this condition. It’s painful, and it limits your ability to do the things you love. But there is hope! Our team of experts have helped thousands of people just like you get back on their feet again by relieving them of pain, restoring function, and getting them back in action. You don’t have to suffer any longer – we can help!

If you are ready for a new approach that gets results without surgery or drugs then contact us today for an appointment at our clinic in Dublin.

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How We Treat Achilles Tendinopathy In Dublin, Ireland

At Dublin Physio & Chiropractic, we offer a wide range of client-centered and goal-orientated treatment options, including physiotherapy, joint traction, spinal decompression, intrinsic core strengthening, laser therapy, and chiropractic care.

Physiotherapy 

Physiotherapy 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.

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Our physiotherapists 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.

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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 Physio & 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.

Book An Appointment Today In Dublin, Ireland 

Are you in pain?

If so, we can help. We’re Dublin Physio & Chiropractic and we have over 30 years of combined excellence helping people just like you feel better. Our highly innovative technology and professional care will get you back on your feet again quickly. We also offer free parking.

Request an appointment today by clicking the link below or calling us at (01) 254 4800. You won’t regret it!

References

[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32267723/

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7523300/

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