Achilles Tendonitis Homeopathy in West Bloomfield, MI
The Achilles tendon is the large tendon that runs down the calf muscle, attaching it to the heel, and got its name from Greek mythology. As the story goes, Achilles’ mother dipped him in the river Styx to protect him from harm, but his ankle, where his mother held him, remained vulnerable to injury and harm.
We use our Achilles tendon for virtually every activity that involves our legs, and so tendonitis can limit our ability to move without pain, making even something as simple as walking excruciating.
What Is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis is when the tendon is inflamed and painful, from micro-tears in the tissue. There are two types of this injury, depending on where it occurs. Insertional tendonitis is when pain is felt where the tendon inserts in the heel, while non-insertional occurs farther up the leg, in the body of the tendon.
What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?
This type of injury is commonly caused by overuse, either from repetitive exercise such as running or by a sudden increase in the intensity or duration of the activity. Suddenly ramping up the miles you run, adding hills, or increasing speed can all contribute to tendonitis.
Other contributing factors are an inadequate warmup before exercise, lack of mobility in the calf muscles, shoes that don’t fit properly, bone spurs, poor circulation, and age.
What Are the Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis?
Pain in the tendon while exercising, pain to the touch, and swelling are all signs of tendonitis. The pain is often worse first thing in the morning before the body has had a chance to limber up.
How to Treat Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis homeopathy has proven to reduce the pain and inflammation of this injury. Homeopathic remedies include rest and ice. Chiropractic adjustments can help increase the circulation to the tendon to speed healing and improve flexibility to reduce the risk of re-injury.
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