Achilles Strain & Pain Treatment Farnham

Are you suffering with an Achilles strain?

If yes, you are not alone. A strained Achilles or Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common causes of pain in your ankle / heel / rear foot area, and although it is most prolific in athletes, it can affect almost anyone. 

Waverley Foot Clinic Farnham provides Achilles tendon pain treatment that is designed to help you recover from a strained Achilles and prevent further injuries.

What are the most common strained Achilles symptoms?

If you think you need Achilles pain treatment, but you are not entirely sure if you are suffering with a strained Achilles, it can be useful to know what symptoms to look for. 

Although it is possible to not show signs of a strained Achilles injury, the most common are as follows:

  • Pain down the back of your leg – sometimes near your heel
  • Pain that gets worse when you are active 
  • A stiff or sore Achilles tendon when you first get up
  • Pain in the tendon the day after exercising
  • Swelling in the affected area 
  • Pain that worsens throughout the day
  • increasing pain, usually at the back of your 
  • tenderness when you touch the tendon.
  • a grating noise or creaking feeling (crepitus) when you move your ankle.

What causes a strained Achilles?

The structure of the Achilles tendon naturally weakens with age, and everyone can experience tight calf muscles, but there are several factors that can cause an Achilles injury:

  • Sport / running / physical activity
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Not carrying out the correct calf stretches 
  • Only stretching one calf muscle when there are two key muscles in your calf
  • Not stretching consistently – sometimes required long term

What is the treatment for shin splints?

  1. Diagnosis of the pain. A biomechanical assessment will be carried out to help determine the cause and extent of your injury.

  2. A personalised treatment plan. Based on the results of your assessment, your podiatrist will recommend a recovery plan with appropriate treatments and pain management strategies.

     

  3. Stretching exercises. You will be shown how to correctly stretch your calf muscle using a calf bar and other calf stretching techniques. You will also be taught how to identify the stretching of your calf muscle.

  4. Orthotic insoles. Some patients benefit from a recovery programme that includes orthotic insoles. This can reduce the recovery time to previous activity and provides long term improved foot function.

Fix your Achilles heel pain

Would you like more information on how our Achilles heel pain treatment can help you? Get in touch with our highly trained and knowledgeable team today. 

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