Understanding Treatment Options for Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a common condition that affects the Achilles tendon, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced function. If you’re dealing with this condition, you’re likely searching for effective treatment options. At The Footcare Clinic, we offer a variety of treatments to help you recover and get back to your normal activities. Here’s an overview of some of the most effective treatments available:

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing in the Achilles tendon. The shockwaves increase blood flow, reduce pain, and promote tissue regeneration. This therapy is particularly beneficial for chronic cases where other treatments haven’t been successful.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy uses focused light to penetrate deep into the tissues, reducing inflammation and accelerating the healing process. This treatment helps to relieve pain and repair damaged cells in the Achilles tendon, making it a popular choice for those seeking a non-invasive option.

Orthotics

Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that provide support and correct alignment issues in your feet. They can help redistribute pressure away from the Achilles tendon, reduce strain, and prevent further injury. At The Footcare Clinic, we create personalized orthotics tailored to your specific needs.

Lyftogt Prolotherapy

Lyftogt Prolotherapy is an innovative treatment that involves injecting a dextrose (sugar) solution into the affected area. This stimulates the body’s natural healing response, reducing pain and inflammation in the Achilles tendon. It’s a minimally invasive option that can offer significant relief for those with tendinopathy.

Comprehensive Rehab Program

A comprehensive rehab program is crucial for long-term recovery from Achilles tendinopathy. This program typically includes:

– Strengthening Exercises: Specific exercises to strengthen the calf muscles and Achilles tendon, improving their resilience and function.
– Stretching: Gentle stretching to maintain flexibility and reduce tension in the tendon.
– Eccentric Training: Exercises that focus on the controlled lengthening of the tendon, which is particularly effective for tendinopathy.
– Activity Modification: Adjusting your activities to avoid excessive strain on the Achilles tendon while maintaining overall fitness.
– Education: Learning about proper footwear, training techniques, and lifestyle adjustments to prevent recurrence.

Why Choose The Footcare Clinic?

At The Footcare Clinic, our team of experts is dedicated to providing personalized care for your Achilles tendinopathy. We start with a thorough assessment to understand your condition and develop a tailored treatment plan that best suits your needs. Whether you need shockwave therapy, laser therapy, custom orthotics, Lyftogt Prolotherapy, or a comprehensive rehab program, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Don’t let Achilles tendinopathy hold you back. Contact us today by phone on (03) 9711 7562 or BOOK ONLINE to schedule an assessment and take the first step towards recovery. Our goal is to help you return to your active lifestyle, pain-free and stronger than ever.

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