Treatment commonly recommended for acute Achilles tendonitis are to ice and rest the foot/leg as much as possible. If pain persists, compression wraps or over the counter painkillers can help to relieve the discomfort. In addition, physiotherapy can help to regain flexibility and strength. In the most severe cases, surgery is the last resort. However, there is no guarantee that surgery will solve the issue and it can cause additional problems and pain.
Cold Laser Therapy is often a solution for those who have been unable to solve their pain using the previously mentioned treatments. Compared to taking painkillers, there is no risk of negative side effects or interactions with other drugs. In addition, it works to heal the affected tissues to solve the issue for the long term, rather than mask the pain. It is much safer than surgery and is completely non-invasive.
BioFlex Cold Laser treatments are extremely effective at treating Achilles tendon injuries, from mild to severe, preventing the need for more complex intervention. The laser therapy quickly heals the damaged tendon, restoring it back to it’s normal integrity and function so you can get back to your regular activities as soon as possible.Regenerates Muscle Tissue:
Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.
Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.
Removes Internal Scar Tissue:
Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.
Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.
Stimulates Blood Flow:
Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.
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What is Achilles Tendonitis?
The achilles tendon is the thick band connecting the calf muscles at the back of your lower leg to your heel bone. Repetitive stress or extreme strain of this tendon is the most common way to damage it.
What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?
This large tendon is commonly injured, particularly in runners or those who play sports, such as basketball or tennis, on the weekends only. It can also develop in active individuals who are changing or ramping up their activity or those starting a new physical exercise program. The condition can also be caused by wearing high heels or having tight calf muscles.
The tendon can weaken and lead to a complete tear, which often requires surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
- Mild ache in the back of the leg or soreness above the heel
- Pain increases with activities such as running, climbing stairs or jumping
- Stiffness or tenderness, especially first thing in the morning that may subside with mild activity
- Inflamed and swollen achilles
- Snap/pop during the injury
- Difficulty pointing your toes or flexing your feet