Achilles Tendonitis Homeopathy in Waterford, MI
The Achilles tendon is the biggest and strongest tendon in the body and activated every time we move our legs, whether it’s dancing, running or climbing stairs. The Achilles tendon runs down the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf muscle to the heel. This particular tendon endures a lot of strain, and so is susceptible to injury.
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis is micro-tears in the tissue, and if left untreated, the degeneration can increase in severity. The sheath surrounding the tendon becomes irritated and inflamed.
There are two types of Achilles tendonitis: insertional, meaning it occurs where the tendon inserts into the heel, and non-insertional, which is in the fibers in the body of the tendon.
What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?
Exercise or overuse cause an estimated 90 percent of Achilles tendonitis. Putting more strain on the Achilles than it’s used to, by a sudden increase in volume or intensity of exercise, a poor warm up, having tight calf muscles, and bone spurs are all factors that can lead to Achilles tendonitis. Age and poor circulation can also both be factors.
How to Treat Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis doesn’t have to be treated with invasive surgery. The good news is that Achilles tendonitis homeopathy can treat the pain and inflammation gently and decrease the chances of reinjury in the process.
Achilles tendonitis homeopathy includes rest, either by eliminating the exercise that led to the injury, decreasing its intensity, or by cross-training; ice; and eating a diet high in collagen, Omega 3s, and anti-inflammatories, which can help your body repair damaged tissue.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be beneficial to patients with Achilles tendonitis because they help reduce weakness and compensations. Chiropractic treatment also improves blood flow to the area, which speeds healing and stretches the calf muscle, which prevents reinjury.
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