Achilles Tendinitis Physical Therapy
Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy
One-On-One, Hands-On Treatments. Effective Achilles Pain Relief.
This was my first time with a PT so I did not know what to expect. I was very impressed with the initial evaluation given by Jessica. Each session was a hands on/one on one with Jessica. Did not think I would get back to jogging but after 7 sessions my goal was reached!! Yea!! A big Thank You to Jessica and all the Therapydia Team. I could not have done it without them. And I was given exercises to carry me through on my physical fitness journey.
I’m pleased with the results I am having in a short time as a result of the treatment received from Therapydia. I can recommend with confidence that Therapydia will create a treatment plan that will likely give the same results that I am experiencing.
I have found Dr Braswell to be extremely caring, thorough with her diagnoses, clear with treatment explanations, and very skilled in carrying out the necessary therapy. She has provided immense relief from significant acute pain episodes. I like it that the doctor evaluates and performs all treatments herself at each visit. I am very grateful for the care I have received.
Achilles Tendon Pain Relief
The Achilles tendon is the band of tissue that connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. Achilles tendinitis occurs due to overuse and is common within in people who run or play sports and is a very common achilles tendon injury. The achilles tendon weakens with age and it can be exacerbated with increased activity levels that places stress on the achilles leading to inflammation or small tears.
Although most cases of achilles tendinitis can be treated with just physical therapy, more serious cases of achilles tendinitis can lead to tendon tears/ruptures and surgery may be needed. If you have a grade 3 injury or a complete rupture, surgery may be necessary because you will have lost your ability to bear weight.
Signs & Symptoms
- Point tenderness along the achilles
- Pain and stiffness during activities that increase the demand on the achilles tendon
- Pain after being stationary for a longer period of time or in the morning as you take your first few steps
- Swelling in the back of the ankle
To determine your diagnosis, your physical therapist may perform a movement assessment to watch your walk, squat and balance to access the strength of your leg. Achilles tendinitis may result from ankle stiffness, calf weakness, improper footwear or a change in exercise routine.
- Hands-on, manual therapy techniques to mobilize your achilles tendon and joints
- Therapeutic modalities such as ultrasounds and cold/hot therapy to decrease pain
- Custom strengthening exercise program for your achilles tendon and calf to decrease achilles load and tears
- Patient education to discuss external factors causing pain such as footwear, running posture or faulty movement
Your PT program will be specific to where you are in the recovery process and the extent of the injury. Progression of movement is quality based. As you demonstrate the ability to do movements pain-free, they will be progressively more challenging. The goal of physical therapy is to get you back to doing your favorite activities, pain-free.
About Therapydia NOLA
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia NOLA, our physical therapists offer one-on-one achilles treatment sessions. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
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- Quality Treatment