Did you know that Achilles tendon pain is one of the most common complaints among endurance athletes such as runners and triathletes?
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel which allows our bodies to perform a myriad of movements including walking, jumping, and running. Although it is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the body, the Achilles tendon is susceptible to overuse from excess running which could lead to Achilles Tendonitis.
Treat your Achilles Tendonitis pain today!
Recent research studies have shown the most effective treatment of acute Achilles Tendonitis is RICE:
Additionally, anti-inflammatory medication and activity modification could be the key to healing. Because Achilles tendonitis is an inflammatory response, it is crucial to decrease swelling and allow ample time for the tendon to heal.
When Achilles tendonitis is mistreated it can lead to a more constant pain, particularly with activity, as the tendon can undergo structural changes known as tendonosis. The most common structural change is known as a ‘pump bump’ – a sensitive nodule that develops along the achilles tendon.
A leader in physical therapy in the Washington Metropolitan area, Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center combines current research with years of experience to provide lasting, effective results for our patients. Get to the root of your tendonitis pain and schedule an appointment today for a thorough evaluation with a knowledgeable physical therapist.