Homeopathic Treatments for Achilles Tendinitis in West Bloomfield, MI
Pain in the Achilles tendon is caused by stiff, swollen and torn connective tissue at the heel and sides of the ankle. There may be sensitivity or throbbing in the heel or on the ankle, as well as swelling, limited range of motion and tenderness. Typically, the result of overuse, there are many homeopathic treatments for Achilles tendinitis that can offer some relief.
How to treat Achilles pain naturally
Resting the affected foot and applying ice periodically can do a lot to alleviate pain. A soft-sided ice pack or bag of frozen peas can be pressed gently to the ankle for 15-20 minutes at a time every four to six hours for three to five days. Elevating the foot while sitting and wearing a night splint or compression sock will also reduce swelling.
Stopping exercise like jumping, running and heavy strength training, as well as frequent walking or standing can help you recover sooner.
Gentle stretching exercises that include slow repetitions and static holds for 10-30 seconds can strengthen the tendon and decrease soreness.
To reduce heel and calf weakness, physical therapy can help improve posture and increase the range of motion to prevent Achilles injuries in the future.
A restorative diet
Consuming foods that are high in Omega 3s, collagen and anti-inflammatories can aid in repairing damaged tissue and add protection to spaces between joints and bones to lessen rubbing and pressure. Foods like bone broth, wild salmon, chia and flaxseeds, and herbs like ginger, turmeric, and garlic are all valuable sources of vital vitamins and minerals.
Supplements that include collagen, Omega 3s, and anti-inflammatory ingredients can help, too. Bovine collagen, green tea, resveratrol, goji, and acai have all proven to support joints and tendons and offer anti-aging benefits, as well.
Soft tissue therapy
Massage and other manipulative treatments can eliminate muscular and joint pain and help you recover from your Achilles injury.
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