Does Achilles tendon pain have you limping on the sidelines? You are certainly not alone!
tendinitis and Achilles tendinosis, are very common overuse injuries of
the Achilles tendon that we want you to know more about.
tendonitis occurs in about 10 percent of runners, but this condition
also occurs commonly in dancers, gymnasts, jumpers, and tennis players.
Road running produces forces up to eight times the body's weight,
placing significant repetitive stress on the Achilles tendon for
prolonged periods. While Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in
runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their
runs, it's also common in middle-aged weekend warriors who play sports
occasionally, but with great effort, such as tennis, softball, or
Tendonitis in athletes is usually caused or aggravated
by training errors such as incorrect running technique or wearing
improperly fitting shoes; however, it is also related to overpronation
(arch collapsing) of the foot and myofascial tightening of the
gastrocnemius-soleus (calf muscle) complex. Achilles tendonitis is also common when persons first take up athletic activities.
Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body.
It is the band of dense connective tissue that joins from calf muscles
at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. This amazing tissue endures strain and risks rupture from running, jumping, and sudden acceleration or deceleration.
Because most Achilles tendon injuries take place in sports and there
has been a general increase in popularity of sporting activities, the
number and incidence of the Achilles tendon overuse injuries and
complete, spontaneous ruptures has increased during the last decades.
Treatment methods for Achilles tendon pain vary among doctors and therapists,
and include rest, immobilization, cryotherapy, NSAID medication,
taping, manual therapy, stretching and more. Certified Sports
Chiropractors are uniquely suited to evaluate and treat Achilles
Sports Chiropractic Specialist, Dr Jonathan Wilhelm
of Pro Chiropractic in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana demonstrates
cutting edge treatment to help resolve Achilles Tendonitis quickly and
Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm is a Board-Certified Sports Chiropractor in Bozeman, MT
who has successfully treated thousands of athletes. His team of
sports chiropractic doctors at Pro Chiropractic offer cutting-edge therapies for
elite and recreational athletes at their top-notch Montana chiropractic