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Achilles Tendon Injury

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Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon Injury occurs from direct trauma (inward rotation or over-stretching) or strain (incoming force and contraction). These injuries are usually characterised by pain, swelling, redness, and limited function of the tendon. If Achilles tendon tears, you might hear a snap or popping noise as it happens.

Typical symptoms of Achilles Tendon Injury include pain when walking, standing, stretching, or moving the leg. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment can involve both exercise and anti-inflammatory medications. There are two types of injury to the Achilles tendon;

  • Non-insertional Achilles Tendinitis where Fibres through the middle of your tendon break down, swell, and thicken.
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis, which affects the lower part of your heel, where your tendon attaches into your heel bone. This can cause bone spurs.

This is why it’s important you to get your assessed by a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist.

Achilles Tendon Injury
Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon Injury and Treatment

Achilles Tendon Injury occurs from direct trauma (inward rotation or over-stretching) or strain (incoming force and contraction). These injuries are usually characterised by pain, swelling, redness, and limited function of the tendon. If Achilles tendon tears, you might hear a snap or popping noise as it happens.

Typical symptoms of Achilles Tendon Injury include pain when walking, standing, stretching, or moving the leg. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment can involve both exercise and anti-inflammatory medications. There are two types of injury to the Achilles tendon;

  • Non-insertional Achilles Tendinitis where Fibres through the middle of your tendon break down, swell, and thicken.
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis, which affects the lower part of your heel, where your tendon attaches into your heel bone. This can cause bone spurs.

This is why it’s important you to get your assessed by a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist.

Achilles Tendon Injury Signs & Symptoms

Achilles Tendon Injury Signs & Symptoms

Rest is generally needed for about 6 weeks to allow the body to recover from the injury and promote healing. Patients should not lift any heavy objects during this period to prevent further injury.

Achilles Tendon Injury Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Patients who are not involved in strenuous activities like athletic sports, usually look to nonsurgical treatment for their Achilles Tendon Injury  to relieve pain and reduce swelling, this can be assessed by our musculoskeletal podiatrist.

The best way to know if you are suffering from Achilles Tendon Injury, is to Book a free assessment with Sub-4. This will help to look at the pain and check if it is Achilles Tendon Injury and decide which is the best way to achieve recovery.

Achilles Tendon Injury – Treatment & Cost

The purpose of a free assessment, is to help medically explain the issue you have and determine what (if anything) can be done to treat your Achilles Tendon Injury. A Biomechanical Assessment level can be discussed depending on the level of pain or discomfort you are suffering.

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We can help you get to the underlying cause of your pain.

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