Achilles Tendinopathy 

Achilles tendinopathy :

Understanding the Condition and Its Treatment Options

Achilles tendinopathy is a common condition that affects the Achilles tendon, the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. This condition can cause pain, stiffness, and weakness in the back of the heel and ankle, and can be a significant barrier to an active lifestyle.

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we understand the impact that Achilles tendinopathy can have on your daily life, and we are committed to providing high-quality treatment to help you get back to your best.

Achilles tendinopathy
Achilles tendinopathy

What is Achilles tendinopathy?

Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendon is overstressed or overused. This can lead to small tears in the tendon, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. The condition is more common in athletes, particularly those who participate in sports that involve jumping and running.

Symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy

The symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Common symptoms include:

 

  • Pain and stiffness in the back of the heel and ankle.
  • Swelling and tenderness around the affected area.
  • Difficulty moving the ankle and foot.
  • Weakness in the affected leg.

Diagnosis of Achilles tendinopathy

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, our experienced podiatrists can diagnose Achilles tendinopathy through a thorough examination of your foot and ankle. This may involve taking a detailed medical history, performing a physical exam, and using diagnostic imaging techniques such as X-rays or ultrasound.

Treatment of Achilles tendinopathy

The goal of treatment for Achilles tendinopathy is to reduce pain and inflammation, promote healing of the tendon, and prevent further damage. At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs, including:

 

  • Rest and ice to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises to promote healing and prevent future injury.
  • Footwear modifications to reduce stress on the Achilles tendon.
  • Orthotics to provide support and cushioning to the foot and ankle.
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) promotes the healing of the tendon.
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections accelerate healing and reduce inflammation.

Why choose Sydney Wide Podiatry for Achilles tendinopathy treatment?

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients. Our experienced podiatrists use the latest techniques and technologies to diagnose and treat Achilles tendinopathy, and we work closely with our patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your Achilles tendon, don’t wait to seek treatment. Contact Sydney Wide Podiatry today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards getting back to your best.

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