What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon which is the band of tissue that is found in the back of your foot connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone.
Achilles tendonitis most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity of their run or in middle-aged people who are active in sports or extracurricular activity.
Most cases of Achilles tendonitis can be treated in a non-invasive way under the care and supervision of your podiatrist. However, more serious cases can lead to tendon ruptures and do require surgical repair.
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR
If you experience persistent pain around your Achilles tendon, call one of our Da Vinci Foot and Ankle locations below for an appointment. If pain is severe or debilitating we advise you to seek medical attention immediately, as you may have torn or ruptured your Achilles tendon or the ligaments around it.
We are now offering KT TAPING for our patients who are suffering with Achilles Tendonitis and other alike ailments.
What is KT TAPE? An elastic sports tape designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
How Does KT TAPE work? When an area of the body is injured through impact or over-use, the lymphatic fluid builds up causing inflammation and swelling. This accumulation of lymphatic fluids may cause increased pressure on muscles and tissue which can cause significant discomfort or pain.
It is believed that when applied correctly, KT Tape lifts the skin, decompressing the layers of fascia, allowing for greater movement of lymphatic fluid which transports white blood cells throughout the body and removes waste products, cellular debris, and bacteria.
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