Achilles Tendinitis

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    Achilles tendinitis is a malfunction accompanied by the spread of aseptic inflaming in the tissues of the calf. It can be acute or chronic. The disorder is provoked by chronic overload or a single excessive load on the tendons. It manifests itself as pain, swelling and light limitation or flexion of the extremities. Diagnosis of Achilles tendinitis is based on present signs, as well as MRI and X-ray. Athletes most often experience this disease and pain. It is a consequence of overload in a high number of cases as our specialists have observed. The malfunction such as Achilles tendinitis occurs due to the rigidity of the ligament and also due to the reduced motor functioning of the calf.

    How is Achilles Tendonitis Treated?

    To get rid of pain, the medicaments such as NSAIDs are prescribed for a period of no more than 7-10 days. After the elimination or significant reduction of the pain syndrome and Achilles tendinitis, therapeutic gymnastics is introduced into treatment. Such kind of therapy in our Orlando clinic includes light physical techniques that help return the regular functioning of the tendon, as well as build up the calf muscle. Subsequently, physical training with resistance is gradually introduced. Physiotherapy for Achilles tendinitis is also prescribed in treatment: electrophoresis and the ultrasound therapy.

    Massage is used to improve blood circulation, as well as for releasing the tension. With a persistent pain syndrome due to Achilles tendinitis, therapeutic blockades with glucocorticoid drugs are sometimes prescribed. Fixation using a plaster cast is used very rarely, only in cases of severe aching. In Orlando Medical Center “Touch of Health”, operational treatment is considered in case of inefficiency of the above-mentioned methods for half a year or more.

    Written by Touch of Health
    Medically reviewed by Michael Thomas Posted on March 25, 2021

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