The three biggest mistakes that people with Achilles tendinopathy make are ignoring the symptoms and pain and pushing through, failing to modify activities, and neglecting rehab and strength exercises.
Have you ever suffered with Achilles tendon pain?
Here are some of the symptoms that you may have experienced, Gradual onset of pain in the Achilles, aches or pains that may be accompanied by stiffness on walking. There may also be some swelling and a warmer feeling over the Achilles tendon than the skin around it.
There may be a correlation between Achilles tendinopathy and tear however this is not an area which has been highly investigated. A stiff or inflexible tendon can be linked to increased risk of tears though.
Negatives and positives!
If not addressed by a healthcare professional at the earliest possible intervention and left for a period, tendinopathy can go from an acute presentation to a chronic presentation which could make it more difficult for to resolve the issue than if seen when it was in its acute phase of injury.
When you see a healthcare professional they will help to assess, diagnose and treat the injury if suitable, they will also help to reassure you and answer and questions that you may have surrounded the issue. They will usually start you on a plan working to reduce the symptoms and begin with some exercises which will help to lengthen the Achilles tendon.
Have you had treatment before, but it has not worked? Did you pay for an expensive course of care which was ineffective? Did a practitioner use a cutting-edge machine which was meant to help but did not give you the results you wanted?
Here are some of the ways we can help you to get over your injury!
- A case history, going through an intense investigation of questions to help build a picture of why here and why now.
- Special tests, joint and muscle examination to find out where the pain is and if there is anything else which could be predisposing you to your complaint.
- Give you an in-depth explanation of diagnosis, plan and treatment.
If any of these things has happened to you and you want to get your Achilles injury checked out then look no further, we can help you! Just like we have helped thousands of others with their aches and pains!
So why not give us a call, email or book online and get in to see one of our fully qualified practitioners today!