Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy
Hands-On Achilles Tendon Physical Therapy
Long-term, Effective Achilles Pain Relief
Although I’m sure no one DESIRES to need physical therapy, if it is required, Jonathan Burke will provide a wonderful experience for you. Jonathan is the consummate professional, constantly conversing with his patients about things he’s learned in the past or newer studies he’s currently pursuing.
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, hands-on achilles tendinitis treatment. 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