Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Taping in Novi, MI
Achilles tendonitis can be a debilitating injury that can significantly restrict your mobility and make it painful to walk and enjoy life. Tendonitis occurs when the area becomes inflamed due to injury, overuse, or weakened with age.
Types of Achilles Tendonitis
There are two types of Achilles tendonitis, non-insertional tendonitis which affects the fibers in the middle portion of the tendon, and insertional tendonitis which affects the point that connects the calf muscles to the bone in the lower part of the tendon.
Insertional tendonitis is a common injury among young active people who improperly warm up and stretch before exercising or exercise excessively.
An important method of treating insertional Achilles tendonitis is with sufficient rest to allow the tendon to properly heal. Most cases of insertional Achilles tendonitis recover within a few days; however, it can be difficult to rest this area effectively without resorting to bed rest or crutches.
For insertional Achilles tendonitistaping the area has been shown to be an effective way to immobilize the area, provide support and reduce the strain on the tendon.
Insertional Achilles tendonitis taping will allow you to continue to go about your daily activities without worrying about causing a flare up of the injured area as continued usage of the injured tendon can result in rupturing the Achilles tendon and require extensive surgery and longer recovery time.
It is essential that the tendon be taped in the correct manner to heal the area effectively. A registered chiropractor understands the mechanics of the Achilles tendon, and will show you the correct way to tape your tendon for optimal healing.
If your Achilles tendon feels painful or you notice swelling or heat around the tendon when exercising or walking, you may be suffering from Achilles tendonitis and should seek professional medical help.