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Achilles Tendon Injury

LateralAnkleAn Achilles tendon injury results from a stretch, tear, or irritation to the tendon connecting the calf muscle to the back of the heel. These injuries can be so sudden and agonizing that they have been known to bring down charging professional football players in shocking fashion.

The most common cause of Achilles tendon tears is a problem called tendinitis, a degenerative condition caused by aging or overuse. When a tendon is weakened, trauma can cause it to rupture.

Achilles tendon injuries are common in middle-aged “weekend warriors” who may not exercise regularly or take time to stretch properly before an activity. Among professional athletes, most Achilles injuries seem to occur in quick-acceleration, jumping sports like football and basketball, and almost always end the season’s competition for the athlete.

We treat Achilles tendon injuries. We use a combination of electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy and soft tissue therapy techniques to heal Achilles injuries. Furthermore, we will develop a exercise program fit for you!

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Sports_Injuries/default.asp

What are my treatment options for Achilles Tendonitis?

Chiropractic Options Offered: Dr. Luciano Di Loreto (Chiropractor) and his team of health therapists can help you rehabilitate your muscles after an ankle/leg injury via both active exercises as well as passive treatments. Our extensive passive treatments include laser therapy (healing), ultrasound (healing), electrotherapy (pain), hot/cold therapy and soft tissue therapy. Registered massage therapy, physical therapy, foot care and nutrition may also be incorporated as part of plan of management. Treatments are usually booked two to three times per week for six to eight weeks. Full recovery involves varies.