Achilles tendonitis is a condition that is caused by overuse of the Achilles tendon, which is the band that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. This condition typically occurs to runners who have suddenly increased their duration of their runs or have increased the intensity of their runs. Achilles tendonitis is also common among middle-aged individuals who play basketball or tennis not as often.
While there are many at-home remedies that can help alleviate pain, such as rest, ice, elevation, and more, a sports injury specialist in Los Angeles can help reduce pain quicker, as well and improve your mobility and prevent re-injury from occurring. If you have suffered an Achilles tendonitis injury, or need diagnosis and treatment, then it is important to contact our team at BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Our expert Los Angeles chiropractic and sports medicine specialist will be able to provide you with the treatment you need to ensure lasting, effective results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis
- Begins as a mild ache in the back of the leg or above the heel after activity
- More severe pain can occur after climbing stairs, running, or sprinting
- Tenderness or stiffness, especially in the morning
Middle-aged individuals become more susceptible to Achilles tendonitis, especially to those who do not exercise or participate in sports everyday. This is because Achilles tendonitis usually occurs when there is a sudden increase of duration or intensity in an activity. As a result, it is important to gradually increase activity to reduce the risk of Achilles tendonitis. To learn more about how our team can help, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Prevention of Achilles Tendonitis
- Increase level of activity gradually
- Stop and rest if you start to notice pain
- Wear shoes that support your feet and arch
- Stretch daily
- Strengthen your calf muscles
- Seek sports injury treatment