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Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

How to Treat Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendinitis is a painful condition wherein the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed and swollen. Achilles tendinitis most often occurs in walkers, runners, and athletes, and is the result of overuse and exertion. The AnkleAid cold therapy ankle and foot ice bath offers relief for Achilles Tendonitis injuries. 

The Anatomy of Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon is the large tendon that connects the two larges muscles of the calf to your heel. Because your calves are used heavily during walking and running for the purposes of pushing off, your Achilles tendon receives a lot of wear and tear during these activities. This is why Achilles tendinitis tends to occur in walkers, runners, and athletes.

Causes of Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is generally the result of overusing your feet and calf muscles. Rarely is Achilles tendinitis associated with an injury like a sprained ankle or pulled calf. Instead, Achilles tendinitis is likely to occur if any of the following occur:

  • Tight calf muscles from improper or no stretching
  • Running on hard surfaces such as concrete or wood floors
  • Increase in amount or intensity of activity
  • Improper footwear
  • Jumping a lot (think basketball)

The symptoms of Achilles tendinitis are pain and tenderness in the area, as well as swelling and stiffness. Achilles tendinitis is also diagnosed by having you stand on your toes. If you experience pain, more than likely you have Achilles tendinitis.

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles tendinitis is often treated with cryo therapy, and rarely involves any type of invasive treatment or physical therapy. It is important to note, however, that proper treatment can take up to two to three months to relieve the symptoms and cure you.

The AnkleAid cryo, or cold, therapy ice bath helps to relieve pain and inflammation by limiting the blood flow to the area. This will also reduce the swelling in your Achilles tendon, helping to speed up recovery. It is recommended you treat your ankle to an AnkleAid ice bath for about 15 minutes, three times a day.

Although Achilles tendinitis can be painful, your tolerance to pain may allow you to continue living an active lifestyle, which is why it’s important to curtail your regular activities, or at least limit them. It’s important to take the stress off of your Achilles tendon, so try to switch to activities that put less pressure on your Achilles. 

If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.

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