Achilles Tendon Pain Chiropractic in Waterford, MI
Injuries to the Achilles tendon are a common problem among athletes who over-extend or overuse the area, but it can also be because of the weakening of the tendons due to age. Painful Achilles tendons can make it difficult to walk and perform your daily activities with ease. If you are experiencing Achilles tendon pain chiropractic care is the solution you need.
Causes of Achilles Tendon Pain
There are several conditions that can cause pain in the Achilles tendon, but the most common cause is Achilles tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis is caused by small tears to the Achilles tendon resulting in pain and inflammation to the area. Though the condition usually dissipates after a period of rest, severe inflammation or persistent pain may require chiropractic treatments.
Treatment for Achilles Tendon Pain
Following an initial exam, your chiropractor may recommend several treatments to develop a holistic treatment plan.
The best remedy for Achilles pain is rest. Your chiropractor may recommend that you do not move the area for anywhere up to a week or longer depending on the severity of the injury. You may need to use crutches or tape the area to immobilize it while you recover.
Hot and Cold Therapy
In conjunction with other treatment options, your chiropractor may suggest hot and cold therapy to relieve pain and aid healing. A cold pack should be applied to the area as soon as possible after the injury has occurred to reduce the inflammation and severity of the injury. Hot packs can then be used to promote the circulation of blood to the area to aid the body’s natural healing process.
Massage therapy is another effective way to relieve pain and is especially effective for prolonged Achilles tendon pain and to return mobility to the area. Massage to the injured area and surrounding tissues can help to stretch and lengthen calf muscles to restore movement.
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