Achilles Tendon Pain Chiropractic in Garden City, MI
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, stretching from the bones of the heel up to the top of the calf muscle. The springy band of tissue is in use in virtually every movement of the legs, allowing us to push off our feet when we walk. Because this tendon is almost always in motion, injuries are common. The good news is Achilles tendon pain chiropractic can both relieve the pain and target the cause of the injury.
What Causes Achilles Tendon Pain?
Achilles tendon injuries are common in sports, particularly in those that require a constant and quick change of direction or quickly speeding up. They happen most often in running, gymnastics, football, dance, baseball, basketball, tennis, and volleyball. The injuries are most often felt when we push off quickly.
Achilles tendon pain can also be caused by wearing high heels, which puts added strain on the tendon, if the leg muscles or tendons are tight, or from a poor warm-up before participating in sports or other physical activities.
The pain of an Achilles tendon injury varies from person to person, and it will come and go. It can increase during strenuous exercise. It’s also more prevalent after being in one position for a long time, such as when getting out of bed in the morning. The Achilles can be inflamed or swollen and painful to the touch.
They’re more common in men over the age of 30.
What Are the Treatments for Achilles Tendon Pain?
Chiropractic treatment is very effective both in relieving the pain of an Achilles tendon injury and treating any imbalance or another factor that contributed to the injury. Your chiropractor can increase the blood supply to the tendon, which aids healing, lengthen the calf muscle, and improve the mobility of the foot, leg, and ankle to correct any imbalances.
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