Achilles Tendon Treatment
A tendon is a fibrous connective tissue that attaches muscles to bones. The Achilles tendon is the one that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The two calf muscles, gastrocnemius and soleus, join into a single strand to become the Achilles tendon before linking with the calcaneus or heel bone. It is the strongest and largest tendon of the body and helps us flex our calf muscles and supports the body when on our toes.
When you damage your Achilles tendon, the most overpowering symptom is pain. You will also notice swelling near the heel. There will be stiffness in your leg and any activity that requires flexing the calf muscles, like standing on your toes, bending your foot down or even walking becomes difficult or impossible. If you felt a snap or pop preceding these symptoms, it is a telling sign that you damaged your Achilles tendon.
How Can We Help
Momentum Podiatry provides end-to-end services for Achilles tendon treatment. The first step is to diagnose the issue, which is done using musculoskeletal assessments. The following are commonly used:
Biomechanical tests aim to diagnose the problem by comparing the various angles, lengths and other parameters of your leg in static and kinetic circumstances to the normal values. If the values for you fall outside the normal range, the damage can be diagnosed by analysing the nature and degree of anomaly.
Manual Muscle Testing
Here, the doctor squeezes the two calf muscles. This should cause the Achilles tendon to contract, causing plantar flexion movement. If abnormal or no movement is detected, then the Achilles tendon is damaged.
Gait analysis involves a visual examination of the movement of the person, especially the lower body and legs in this case, which includes position and force of locomotion. An abnormal gait is a sign of Achilles tendon damage.
Once you are successfully diagnosed, all you have to do is book the treatment for Achilles tendon repair and our expert doctors and podiatrists will provide painless and effective treatment while guaranteeing a permanent cure.
Differential Diagnoses of Achilles Tendon Issues
There can be several causes for facing Achilles tendon issues and pain in the back of the lower leg. The most common diagnoses are:
Achilles tendinitis is the condition in which the tissue of your Achilles tendon becomes acutely inflamed. This can be due to injury, infection, or chronic damage.
Achilles Tendon Injury
If you over-exert your Achilles tendon greatly once or in small amounts over a long period or frequently, you may experience Achilles tendon injury. It mostly shows up as a partial or complete tear or rupture.
Heel pain can be a symptom of several conditions and injuries of the foot, including fractures, sprain, inflammation, etc. For issues of the Achilles tendon, the heel pain is at the back of the foot or lower leg.
List Of Other Achilles Tendon Treatments
Besides Achilles tendon repair and restoration, we also provide treatments for the following:
Achilles Tendonitis Treatment
Using a combination of medications, medical wear and physiotherapeutic exercises, we help relieve the pain and treat Achilles tendonitis. We also recommend RICE or Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
ACL Injury Treatment
ACL or anterior cruciate ligament injury is treated at Momentum Podiatry using reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery, rehabilitative physiotherapy and medical wear.
You Decide, We Treat
Most podiatric clinics provide treatments aimed only at physical recovery. However, what differentiates Momentum Podiatry from others is that the goal of our treatment process, be it Achilles tendon treatment or any other, is determined by the goals you want to achieve. We don’t just focus on the healing of the body part and your general recovery. If you want to be able to run a marathon again or just work and lift things around the house yourself, that is what we will focus on and aim to help you achieve. We discuss with you thoroughly before drawing a treatment plan customised to your needs.
We deeply believe that the customer is king. Our diagnosis and treatment process is completely centred around you and your welfare. Our doctors and podiatrists are dedicated to ensuring that no matter how your issue is treated, you are the one who feels satisfied and relieved at the end of the process. For us, your 100% satisfaction is the biggest reward, not money or glory. That is exactly why all our clients are so grateful for our services, as you will see from the stellar reviews we have received till now. With us, you can be assured that your well-being is the only thing being focussed on.
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