Don’t Neglect Achilles Tendon Pain

Many of us suffer from daily aches and pain and think nothing of them. But chronic pain can eventually turn into a more severe problem when ignored.

Certainly, this can be the case with the Achilles tendon. This tendon attaches to the back of the heel and blends to become part of the calf muscle. It allows for our ability to push off when we walk and to press up onto our toes. 

Pain in the Achilles tendon can manifest at the back of the heel, or more significantly, at the back of the ankle. Most often pain is present because of tightness of the tendon. Useful stretching exercises consisting of toe touches, raising the toes with the heel on the ground, and forward lunges with the back foot on the ground fully can help. Ice to the area and shoes with a small heel can also decrease pain.

Chronic pain here could represent a tear. Which means stretching can actually make the problem worse. In some cases a tear is brought on suddenly, such as from a jumping activity. But a tear can also happen slowly with degeneration of the tendon. The end result is same... weakness as well as pain.

If you or someone you know is suffering from heel pain, don’t wait too long to get help and the correct treatment. 

Make an appointment with us now through online scheduling or by phone. 

Same day appointments are available. 

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