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Achilles Tendinitis Treatment Cape Town

Achilles Tendinitis Treatment Cape Town

If you know you have Achilles Tendinitis, then you will know you have intense pain behind your heel of your ankle.

Achilles Tendinitis of the Achilles tendon generally caused by overuse of the affected limb and is more common among athletes training under less than ideal conditions.

Symptoms can vary from an ache or pain and swelling to the local area of the ankles, or a burning that surrounds the whole ankle joint. You will have to hobble on one leg and therefore make it worse! The pain is usually worse during and after activity, and the tendon and joint area can become stiffer the following day as swelling impinges on the movement of the tendon.

Other risk factors include gender, age, improper stretching, overuse, and conditions which the individual may causes the lower extremities to over stretch and contract, this puts stress on the Achilles tendon and will eventually cause Achilles Tendinitis.

We go on to focus on exercise as my first treatment option.

I would design an exercise routine to strengthen the tendon, because this injury can lead to an Achilles tendon rupture with continued overuse.

Treatment of Achilles Tendinitis is also possible with ice to help reduce the pain & inflammation, manual therapy to help improve the range of motion in the ankle joint, stretching & strapping.