Achilles tendinitis is a common injury for athletes, which causes pain and swelling at the bottom of your calf. The Achilles tendon attaches your heel to the back of your leg and can become inflamed due to a variety of causes. At Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Inc. in Tuscaloosa, AL, our chiropractors, Dr. Bryan McDonald, Dr. Sarah Renfroe, Dr. Jessica Griffin, and Dr. Kelsey Arneson, provide chiropractic treatment for Achilles tendinitis or other injuries related to the spine, large joints and soft tissue.
Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles tendinitis can occur if you have an active lifestyle, if you don't have good foot support, or even from arthritis. If you have heel pain or in your calf muscle, you may have tendinitis of the Achilles. The pain can start off as a dull ache and become intense, which can cause severe discomfort when you walk.
Treatment for Achilles Tendinitis
Our sports injury chiropractors can help with joint problems, spinal alignment issues, and soft tissue injuries. We utilize the Active Release Technique, which breaks up adhesions and improves circulation to the affected region. Ultrasound helps to ease scar tissue pain and increase blood flow to your Achilles tendon. Our chiropractors use hot or cold therapy to help reduce inflammation or relax your calf muscle. You may also be taught stretching and strengthening exercises, which can ease tight muscles and make weak muscles stronger.
Your Participation in Treatment
As you go through treatment for Achilles tendinitis, it’s important to learn the exercises you are taught in order to do the exercises at home. Along with that, make sure you don't skip treatment sessions with our chiropractors, as this can prolong the healing process. When you are consistent with your exercises and appointments, your body can heal quickly without medication or surgery.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If you are experiencing any symptoms of Achilles tendinitis, it is beneficial to seek the services of a sports injury chiropractor for relief. Contact Spine & Sport Chiropractic, Inc. in Tuscaloosa, AL at (205) 345-8102 to learn about our treatments and to schedule your appointment. Our team looks forward to improving your health!