Achilles Tendinitis Physical Therapy
Achilles Physical Therapy
Hands-On Techniques. Long-term, Effective Achilles Pain Relief
Awesome clinic and atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. I worked with Jay through my treatment and I was very pleased with the amount of time and knowledge spent to get me feeling better and moving better as soon as possible. I highly recommend this clinic! You won’t be disappointed with the amazing staff and their attention to detail.
I cannot say thank you enough to the amazing staff at Therapydia. Jay is the body whisperer! He determined the source of my pain within minutes and gave me some very simple stretches that have helped immensely. And his team was incredibly helpful with checking my insurance, setting up my appointment and answering my questions. Great experience all around; I will definitely be recommending this office to my friends.
What a fantastic experience! After many years of a recurring problem, Emily and colleagues openly listened to my concerned and attacked my problem from many angles. I am on the mend and have a renewed sense of optimism.
Achilles Tendon Pain Relief
The Achilles tendon is the band of tissue that connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. Achilles tendinitis occurs due to overuse and is common within in people who run or play sports and is a very common achilles tendon injury. The achilles tendon weakens with age and it can be exacerbated with increased activity levels that places stress on the achilles leading to inflammation or small tears.
Although most cases of achilles tendinitis can be treated with just physical therapy, more serious cases of achilles tendinitis can lead to tendon tears/ruptures and surgery may be needed. If you have a grade 3 injury or a complete rupture, surgery may be necessary because you will have lost your ability to bear weight.
Signs & Symptoms
- To determine your diagnosis, your physical therapist may perform a movement assessment to watch your walk, squat and balance to access the strength of your leg. Achilles tendinitis may result from ankle stiffness, calf weakness, improper footwear or a change in exercise routine.
- Point tenderness along the achilles
- Pain and stiffness during activities that increase the demand on the achilles tendon
- Pain after being stationary for a longer period of time or in the morning as you take your first few steps
- Swelling in the back of the ankle
- Your PT program will be specific to where you are in the recovery process and the extent of the injury. Progression of movement is quality based. As you demonstrate the ability to do movements pain-free, they will be progressively more challenging. The goal of physical therapy is to get you back to doing your favorite activities, pain-free.
- Hands-on, manual therapy techniques to mobilize your achilles tendon and joints
- Therapeutic modalities such as ultrasounds and cold/hot therapy to decrease pain
- Custom strengthening exercise program for your achilles tendon and calf to decrease achilles load and tears
- Patient education to discuss external factors causing pain such as footwear, running posture or faulty movement
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on achilles pain treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
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