Achilles Tendon Treatment

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon you have in your body and is the connective link between your calf muscles and the bones in your heel. It helps you to walk, run and jump, making it extremely vital towards your wellbeing and health. If you have injured your Achilles tendon, this means that your tendon has become swollen and painful making it difficult to walk from the frequent pain in your heel.

The main causes of Achilles tendonitis can be attributable to overuse, arthritis, flat feet, obesity and the wearing of inappropriate and unsupportive shoes.

Achilles tendon treatment usually consists of ice pack application, anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotic therapy and cast wear.

Often it is best to seek treatment for Achilles tendon pain at the first signs of discomfort. Given the importance of the tendon regular activity will likely put additional stress and strain on the tendon which can cause further damage.

Ultimately the best treatment for Achilles tendonitis boils down to the severity of pain and the severity of damage. There are both the non-surgical remedies listed above as well as surgical treatments available, however, surgical treatments should not be considered unless pain does not improve after 6 months of non-surgical treatment.

If you’ve experienced significant pain and are looking for the ideal Achilles tendon treatment for your case then come in and visit us at Bankstown Podiatry Clinic where our experienced podiatrists can help to alleviate your pain and get you back on your feet as soon as possible.