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Achilles Tendonitis

Signs or Symptoms

Pain in the Achilles tendon with up and down movement of the foot at the ankle.

Description

Inflammation of the tendon of the calf muscles. This causes restriction of motion, pain, ache and tenderness when walking or even touching the tendon.

Causes

The most common cause is an over contraction of the calf muscles that attach to the tendon.  Over utilization such as too much running or trauma such as a kick to the tendon are other common causes.  Shoe pressure can also aggravate the tendon.

Standard Treatment

Heel lifts to reduce the pressure, stretching exercises and anti inflammatory medications.

AK Approach

Muscle balance is the goal of the treatment. In this condition, abnormal stresses are applied to the tendon causing the tendonitis. To treat this condition, proper muscle function must be returned. This can involve many different muscle therapies ranging from massage to changing the way you walk and run. Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the condition. A specific program for your needs is created.

Our Location

19 Center St. | Chatham, NJ 07928

Office Hours

Our General Schedule

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday:

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday:

10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday:

Closed