Achilles tendinitis is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, becomes inflamed due to overuse or repetitive stress. It is commonly seen in athletes who participate in activities that require explosive movements or repetitive stress on the Achilles tendon, such as runners, jumpers, and basketball players.
The pathophysiology of Achilles tendinitis involves microtears and degeneration of the tendon, leading to pain and inflammation. Symptoms typically include pain and stiffness in the back of the heel, especially during activity or after prolonged rest.
At Apollo Performance Chiropractic, we take a comprehensive approach to treating Achilles tendinitis. We begin by conducting a thorough evaluation to identify any contributing factors, such as muscle imbalances, poor mechanics, or training errors. We then develop a personalized treatment plan that may include manual therapy, exercise prescription, and state-of-the-art treatment technologies like shockwave therapy and blood flow restriction training.
Our treatment approach focuses on full hour long, 1-on-1 sessions that prioritize reducing pain and inflammation, promoting healing, and restoring function to the affected area. We also work with our patients to modify their training and lifestyle habits to prevent future injury.
In addition to our in-office treatments, we may recommend products like the ToePro, which is a tool that can be used at home to help strengthen the Achilles tendon and reduce symptoms.
If you are experiencing Achilles tendinitis, Apollo Chiropractic is the place that you need to be to get started on the road to recovery, and beyond!