Homeopathic Treatments for Achilles Tendinitis in Garden City, MI
Achilles tendinitis is a common issue that affects many athletes, but especially runners. Because the Achilles tendon is used every time you walk, run, or jump, Achilles tendinitis can be a particularly painful and debilitating issue.
Luckily, there are various forms of homeopathic treatments for Achilles tendinitis that can help you quickly get back into running shape.
What is Achilles tendinitis?
The Achilles tendon is the large tendon that extends the length of the back of the calf. When this tendon is overworked, it can become inflamed, resulting in Achilles tendinitis.
This is often caused by repetitive stress to the Achilles tendon. Forcing the body beyond its current capability, bone spurs, and neglecting to stretch adequately can all lead to tendinitis.
At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, we strive to use homeopathic treatment wherever possible to encourage the body to heal by its own devices.
Various chiropractic treatments can successfully treat the pain and discomfort caused by Achilles tendinitis.
Massage therapy is often utilized to encourage increased blood flow to the area. The calf area generally does not receive as much blood as other parts of the leg. Increasing circulation to the afflicted tendon through massage stimulation allows for a shortened healing time.
Our chiropractic specialist may also recommend physiotherapy exercises to lengthen the calf muscle and reduce the risk of reoccurrence.
These exercises can also be used to activate the skeleton and improve the movement patterns of the leg, ankle, and foot. For athletes, this encourages a better stride and, again, reduces the risk of developing further tendinitis issues.
Prevention is key
As with many strain issues, the best treatment for the pain caused by Achilles tendinitis is prevention. Strengthening the surrounding muscles alleviates the stress that is placed on the tendon during use and reduces your risk of developing tendinitis issues.
For athletes and non-athletes alike, scheduling regular visits to the chiropractor can ensure the area does not tighten up and the skeletal structure remains engaged.
Our staff at Michigan Chiropractic Specialists can answer any questions or concerns you may have about tendon health.
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