Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Feb 1, 2023
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Regency Square Care Center - Geriatric and Aging Care

Welcome to Regency Square Care Center, your trusted destination for comprehensive geriatric and aging care. We specialize in providing effective treatment options for Achilles tendonitis, a common condition affecting the Achilles tendon. Our team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to helping you find relief and regain your mobility.

Understanding Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It most commonly occurs in individuals who engage in repetitive activities that strain the tendon, such as running, jumping, or playing sports.

Symptoms:

  • Pain and stiffness along the back of the leg, near the heel
  • Tenderness or swelling in the area
  • Difficulty walking or participating in physical activities

Causes:

Achilles tendonitis can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the tendon
  • Tight calf muscles and poor flexibility
  • Improper footwear or sudden increase in physical activity

Preventing Achilles Tendonitis

Prevention plays a crucial role in avoiding Achilles tendonitis. Here are some preventive measures you can take:

  • Gradually increase the intensity and duration of your activities
  • Wear appropriate shoes that offer proper support and cushioning
  • Stretch and strengthen your calf muscles regularly
  • Avoid sudden bursts of intense physical activity

Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

At Regency Square Care Center, we offer a range of effective treatment options for Achilles tendonitis:

1. Conservative Treatments

Non-surgical approaches are often the first line of treatment and include:

  • RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation
  • Physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility
  • Custom orthotics or heel lifts to relieve pressure on the tendon

2. Medications

In some cases, your healthcare provider may recommend medications to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation:

  • Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Prescription medications like corticosteroids

3. Advanced Treatment Options

If conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief, our experienced team may recommend advanced treatment options, such as:

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Tendon debridement or repair surgery, if necessary

Expert Care You Can Trust

Regency Square Care Center is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive care for individuals dealing with Achilles tendonitis. Our team of specialists will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Don't let Achilles tendonitis limit your mobility and quality of life. Contact Regency Square Care Center today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our innovative treatment options. We are committed to helping you on your journey towards healing and recovery.

Jarrett Lewis
Great info on treating Achilles tendonitis 👍🏻 Thank you!
Oct 6, 2023