Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Taping in Waterford, MI

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is vital to your ability to walk, run, and perform other activities. It’s the longest tendon in the body and connects your heel bone to your calf muscle. Insertional tendonitis occurs when this important tendon is aggravated. While you may be tempted to brush off the pain and “walk it off,” that almost always makes the problem worse. The more you stress the tendon, the more pain you will experience. There’s also the risk of the tendon tearing.

The Benefits of Taping

Taping the tendon provides additional support, so the tendon doesn’t have to work as hard. Rest is an essential part of recovery, but difficult for many people to achieve due to their busy lifestyles. Taping can be effective at reducing the tension and excess load on your tendon. The process of taping prevents the tendon from stretching too much, thereby allowing it much-needed relief.

Insertional Achilles tendonitis taping can be a useful addition to overall rehabilitation treatment. Rehabilitation also requires specific exercises and stretches to treat the problem.

The Taping Process

Taping is a simple process that we do in the office. It doesn’t require much time. First, the patient is assessed and the limb is stretched to hold the tendon in place. Then the tape is measured, fitted, and placed, adjusting if necessary.

Pressure is applied to adhere the tape to the skin. While insertional Achilles tendonitis taping doesn’t provide a long-term fix, it can relieve pain and encourage healing.

If you live in the Waterford area and you’re experiencing pain and tension in your Achilles tendon that is interfering with your daily routines, you don’t have to suffer anymore. Michigan Chiropractic Specialists offers advanced chiropractic services to treat all of your aches and pains.

Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?