Why We Treat Achilles Tendon Pain
Achilles Tendon pain can be very frustrating. Many of us find that we either have to give up on certain activities or suffer pain during our chosen activities as a result our Achilles issue, which is no fun at all! Whilst many patients choose to see a physiotherapist for their ankle issues – others find that the chiropractors approach is extremely useful.
The ability to exercise, move safely and comfortably is a big part of our most basic sense of physical freedom. Finding that you can’t exercise the way you would like to without worrying about your Achilles can be seriously frustrating. Achilles Tendon pain can cause both short and long term issues for those of us who prefer to lead an active life. Research has shown that Achilles Tendon pain that is not effectively rehabilitated can have serious long term repercussions. This has been our clinical observation over the years too. Our knowledge of these facts is what drives us to do everything we can to help get you out of pain in a way that is comfortable, stable and long-lasting. Your quality of life is what drives us to work as hard as we do.
When considering your Achilles Tendon, we look very closely at your pain but we also like to look very closely at what the underlying causes might be… including weakness, bad movement habits and old unhealed injuries to name but a few.
In our search for answers we use comprehensive history taking, orthopaedic testing, X-Ray reports and computerised gaitscan analysis leaving no stone unturned.
When treating Achilles pain we often use manipulation, acupuncture, rehab exercises and orthotic prescription. And in the vast majority of cases we get the win!
If you have injured your Achilles or have ongoing pain issues feel free to call us for an appointment (or a chat to see if an appointment sounds appropriate).
Seeing a chiropractor for your Achielles pain can be an excellent treatment and rehabilitation option. Chiropractors are trained to understand how your bodies pain and injuries connect to the other parts of your body. Chiropractors can frequently uncover faulty movement patterns that are the underlying cause of Achilles Tendon pain and help you to find ways of resolving them.
The important thing to understand about Achilles Tendon pain is that a healthy strong Achilles will almost never cause problems but an Achilles that is weak or poorly aligned in some way will tend to be a trouble maker.
How We Treat Achilles Tendon Pain
We Help Ease Your Achilles Tendon Pain
We help your Achilles to heal as quickly as possible – using treatments that aim to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation & break up scar tissue. The first steps towards resolving Achilles pain properly – all involve being extremely proactive with the management of stiffness and pain.
We Offer Computerised Gait Analysis
We identify where your underlying specific weaknesses & imbalances lie. Many people injure their Achilles because they have some pre-existing weakness or imbalance.
Rehab Exercises For Those Who Want Them
We help you restore the strength of your Achilles in the long term. Research has shown that Achilles Tendon pain can cause the type of long term issues that call for committed rehab processes.
Insoles For Those Who Need Them
We prescribe custom orthotics – to help prevent Achilles Tendonitis ankle pain – by limiting strain in the Achilles during day to day life.