Achilles Tendon Treatment

The achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel.  If an injury occurs to the achilles, activities such as walking, running, and jumping can become quite painful.  The tendon needs to be immobilized if it is to heal properly and then proper stretching exercises should be performed to strengthen the tendon and ensure proper healing.

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Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse type of injury, where microtrauma to the tendon over a period of time leads to a progressive increases in pain, stiffness, and decreased ability to perform functional and recreational activities. Achilles tendinitis is painful, and can lead to tearing or rupturing the Achilles tendon if not treated properly. Achilles tendinitis requires activity modification to prevent further inflammation and further tissue damage…More at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Clark advises proper healing crucial for … – Suburban News

If an achilles injury is not allowed to heal properly, it could lead to a worsening of the symptoms or cause futher injury such as an achilles tear or rupture.  Seek the advise of a physician if you have severe or chronic pain.