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Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis in Augusta GA

3/18/2014
The Achilles is the large tendon connecting the two major calf muscles--the gastrocnemius and soleus--to the back of the heel bone.

Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis in Augusta GA

The Achilles is the large tendon connecting the two major calf muscles--the gastrocnemius and soleus--to the back of the heel bone. Under too much stress, the tendon tightens and is forced to work too hard. This causes it to become inflamed (that's Achilles tendinitis), and, over time, can produce a covering of scar tissue, which is less flexible than the tendon. If the inflamed Achilles continues to be stressed, it can tear or rupture.

Identifying symptoms of Achilles tendinitis
Achilles tendinitis is characterized by dull or sharp pain anywhere along the back of the tendon, but usually close to the heel. Other signs you might have Achilles tendinitis include limited ankle flexibility, redness or heat over the painful area, a nodule (a lumpy buildup of scar tissue) that can be felt on the tendon, or a cracking sound (scar tissue rubbing against the tendon) when the ankle moves.
 
Causes of Achilles tendinitis

Tight or fatigued calf muscles, which transfer too much of the burden of running to the Achilles, can be brought on by not stretching the calves properly, increasing mileage too quickly or simply overtraining. Excessive hill running or speedwork, both of which stress the Achilles more than other types of running, can also cause tendinitis. Inflexible running shoes, which force the Achilles to twist, cause some cases. Runners who overpronate (their feet rotate too far inward on impact) are most susceptible to Achilles tendinitis.


 

What are the complications of Achilles tendinitis?

 

A major complication of Achilles tendinitis is Achilles tendinosis. Achilles tendinosis is a degenerative condition in which the structure of the tendon changes and becomes susceptible to serious damage. This can lead to the tendon tearing and causing great pain. 


 

Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis in Augusta GA
At Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic we utilize the most efficient treatment methods to treat your Achilles tendonitis.  Our treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical, and we are the only clinic in the Augusta area that can offer adjustments in conjunction with cold laser treatments.
 
As experienced chiropractors in Augusta GA, we have successfully treated patients for their Achilles tendonitis with our customized treatments.  Many of Augusta’s athletes regularly rely on their customized treatments at Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic to not only address acute injuries, but to help prevent future ones from occurring.  You can contact our friendly staff at (706) 814-5053 to schedule a complimentary consultation, so that we can determine if you would be a candidate for our customized treatments.

 

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