Achilles Tendonitis Homeopathy in Bloomfield Hills, MI
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
The Achilles tendon is the long band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel, and is used for everything from jumping and running to walking and dancing. Tendonitis occurs when the tendon becomes inflamed, often from overuse, and can be quite painful, even making walking difficult.
There are two types of Achilles tendonitis, depending on the location of the injury: insertional and non-insertional.
Insertional tendonitis affects the tendon near the heel, while non-insertional is an injury to the fibers in the middle portion of the tendon.
The good news is that regular chiropractic care can reduce the inflammation, and prevent the injury from reoccurring.
What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?
Most causes of Achilles Tendonitis are related to exercise, often from either improper warmup before exercising, strain on the calf muscles from excessive exercise, or even wearing poor-fitting shoes. Age contributes to Achilles tendonitis as the tendon becomes weaker as we get older. Bone spurs are also contributors to this injury.
What are the symptoms?
Pain and swelling in the back of the heel that become more pronounced while exercising are signs of Achilles tendonitis. Pain and stiffness in the tendon is usually more severe when waking up in the morning, when the tendon and muscles are stiff. Sometimes the skin on the heel can be warm to the touch.
Achilles Tendon Treatment?
Achilles tendonitis can increase in severity, if left untreated, can make everyday physical activities like walking very painful. Achilles tendonitis homeopathy treats the symptoms of the injury, plus can increase your mobility and strengthen the area to prevent further injury.
Treatment includes improving circulation which leads to better blood flow to the area, which hastens healing. And chiropractic treatment can lengthen the calf muscles to prevent further injury. Both rest and ice will also aid the recovery.
We will create a tailored treatment plan to provide you with the best treatments possible for any health concerns or pain you may have.