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Achilles Tendon Pain New Treatment Get's Runners Running without Pain

Updated on April 28, 2015

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Adam Wainwright speaking about Achilles Tear
Adam Wainwright speaking about Achilles Tear

What is Achilles Tendinitis ?

Achilles Tendinitis is generally due to overuse of the influenced limb and is more common amongst athletes training under less than ideal conditions.Symptoms can differ from pain and swelling to the local area of the ankles, or a burning that surrounds the entire joint. The pain of Achilles Tendinitis is usually worse during and after activity including the lower extremity.

The tendon and joint geographic area can become stiffer the following day after the activity as swelling impinges on the motion of the influenced Achilles Tendon.

What Does a Tear Look Like?

How Do You Get Achilles Tendinitis?

The most common theories believed to cause Achilles tendinitis are based on physiological, mechanical, and extrinsic properties.The Achilles tendon goes through poor blood supply through the synovial sheaths that surround it. This lack of blood supply can lead to the degradation of collagen fibers and inflammation.

Tightness in the calf muscles has actually also been known to be associated with the onset of Achilles tendinitis.Excessive pronation of the foot is often a factor of tension on the Achilles Tendon as a mechanical flaw resulting in tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is an overuse syndrome whereby the tendon is subjected to duplicated tension and pressure physically.

Achilles Tendinitis New Treatements

Graston Technique

An adhesion is hard to describe. Perhaps one way to look at them as scar tissue.Adhesions form in the fascial plane causing the fascia to become rough, pocked and easily irritated when it comes into contact with other tissue due to increased friction.

Graston is a method whereby adhesions are removed through topical debridement over the skin. A lubricant is applied to the surface and the Graston instrument is rubbed across the affected area reducing the adhesions.

Graston being applied to the Achilles region

Gastrocnemius Muscle receiving Graston
Gastrocnemius Muscle receiving Graston

Cold Laser for Achilles Tendinitis

Cold Laser helps speed cellular healing by providing energy in the form of light to the mitochondria within the cells. The mitochondria provide power to the cell. enhanced levels of energy will decrease pain levels as well.

Cold laser therapy is a low cost effective addition to the treatment of Achilles Tendinitis. It results in faster treatment times and aids in recovery as well.

Cold Laser - You hardly feel a thing

What is a Vibratory Plate?

The vibratory plate got its start in the Russian Space program. The cosmonauts were spending several months in outerspace and they were losing muscle mass by not exercising. A brilliant scientist theorized that if the muscles were to move at rates not humanely possible there would be less loss of muscle mass.

The Achilles Tendon can be stretched so much more efficiently using a vibratory plate that it heals faster and safer with its use.

Vibratory Plate Moves Muscle Fibers Fast to Speed Healing

Achilles Tears Still Suck

Best treatment includes:

1- Graston to reduce adhesions that hinder healing due to increased friction and pain.

2- Cold Laser to power up the cells allowing for more energy to heal faster.

3-Vibratory plate to rehab faster and more efficiently.

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