Preventing and Treating Achilles Tendonitis With Physiotherapy

October 30th, 2023
Preventing and Treating Achilles Tendonitis With Physiotherapy

Achilles Tendonitis has been the bane of existence for many athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts. The pain and discomfort associated with tendonitis can derail your active life in a blink. 

If you suffer from Achilles Tendonitis, all hope is not lost. By incorporating physiotherapy into your lifestyle, you can treat and prevent flare-ups.

Understanding Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, a cord connecting calf muscles to your heel bone. It's akin to trying to tie your shoe with a tightened string. The more you pull, the tighter it becomes.

Typical causes include sudden increases in intensity and frequency of physical activities, inadequate footwear, or tight calf muscles. This condition doesn't distinguish between the gym rat or couch potato; anyone can fall prey.

Preventing Achilles Tendonitis with Physiotherapy

Regular physiotherapy can help maintain a strong, flexible, and healthy Achilles tendon while waving off the nightmare of debilitating pain. Regular stretches are the key to keeping your tendon as elastic as a rubber band, allowing it to bear more stress and strain without tearing.

Treating Achilles Tendonitis with Physiotherapy

When Achilles tendonitis rears its ugly head despite your prevention efforts, don't throw in the towel just yet. Physiotherapy leverages strengthening exercises and stretching techniques to promptly address inflammation and pain, restore mobility, and prevent recurring injuries. 

Achilles tendonitis might seem like an insurmountable mountain standing between you and your active life. But fret not, as with an experienced physiotherapist by your side, you can keep Achilles tendonitis at bay. 

Take the first step to an active, pain-free life, and reach out to us today. Your Achilles tendon will thank you.

Steveston Physiotherapy is a family-owned clinic focused on providing custom exercises and activities to ensure optimal recovery. We work closely with a small list of patients to prevent injuries, manage acute conditions, and minimize chronic pain.