BPTh/BPT, Diploma in Acupuncture, Fellowship of Indian Acupuncture Association, Post Graduate Diploma in Mentamove Therapy, Clinical & Technical Training For The Gloreha Pro Device & Gloreaha Pro Device Maintenance
Physiotherapist - Specializes in Treatment Of Achilles Tendon Injuries
The Achilles tendon stretches from the bones of the heel to the calf muscles. An injury to this tendon is referred to as Achilles Tendon injury. Symptoms of Achilles tendon injury are difficulty when pointing toes, pain at the back of the foot and above the heel, tenderness, swelling and stiffness.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose the Achilles Tendon injury the surgeon will examine the foot and ankle to evaluate the movement and condition of the tendon. He may want you to walk or run to get to the exact problem what must have contributed to the injury. In severe conditions x-ray or other imaging tests are conducted for the diagnosis.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES TREATED?
Medication and rest are the best way to get around the pain, as well as cold compresses and ice packs. Also, you may be asked to indulge in muscle strengthening exercises for better healing.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wearing proper fitting shoes with adequate support, avoiding uphill running, slowly increasing the pace of the physical activity and paying attention to even slight pain at the back of the heel or calf are some of the ways of preventing Achilles Tendon Injury.