Achilles Heel, Achilles Tendonitis, and Achilles Tendon Rapture
The Achilles heel is the layperson’s term for Achilles Tendon Rapture or Achilles Tendon Injury (Achilles Tendonitis). Achilles tendon rupture or an Achilles heel can happen to anyone, but it is most common in people that participate in recreational activates. Most who have an Achilles heel or Achilles tendon rupture report hearing a pop, followed by calf pain or leg pain. The Achilles tendon is perhaps the most vital tendon in the human body; an injury requires prompt-targeted Achilles tendon treatment to avoid future complications. Some issues can affect the Achilles tendon, and we’ll be discussing each one as we go along.
It’s athletes that show the worst symptoms of Achilles tendon problems, though it can affect anyone. Still, if you’re the kind that likes to run, jump, and otherwise be active you run a higher risk of getting an Achilles heel, Achilles tendonitis or an Achilles tendon rupture. The first sign of an Achilles injury is leg pain in the back of the calf. Basketball, tennis, American football, rugby, and badminton are the sports in which people injure an Achilles tendon.
Leg pain and the Achilles Tendon
Like all tendons, the Achilles tendon is a fibrous band used to help the muscles work a joint. In specific, the Achilles tendon connects the heel to the calf muscle. Two muscles in lower leg for the calf muscles. Often, these two muscles are referred to as the gastroc-soleus muscles or muscle group. So, the Gastroc-Soleus muscle group is the combination of the soleus and the gastrocnemius. When the muscles contract, they cause a pull on the Achilles tendon.
This is what causes your foot to point up and down. So, without a properly functioning Achilles tendon, walking will be a near impossibility. The Achilles tendon provides support and ensures proper function of the legs, thighs, and spine. Prolonged and neglected Achilles tendon issues can have far-reaching consequences that can impact joints as far aways as your knees, hips, and back. Neglected Achilles heel and tendon issues are known causes of leg pain, knee pain, hip pain, back pain and even sciatica.
Achilles Tendinopathy (Achilles Tendonitis)
Tendinopathy a fancy way of saying, “doing too much rough stuff.” Essentially, the more you use and abuse your body, the more it begins to break down. When you land weird, roll your ankle, or do one of a hundred other minor things that hurt your ankle, you’re doing damage to your Achilles tendon. While this degeneration can hurt, there’s no inflammation caused, at least not with a tendinopathy. Once inflammation sets in, tendinopathy becomes tendonitis. A neglected tendonitis is the leading cause of an Achilles tendon rupture.
Achilles heel caused by Tendonopathy is treatable. The best and most holistic Achilles heel treatment in our centers is through latest research. We will treat through though effective, conservative and best clinical chiropractic coupled with advanced physiotherapy. Keep in mind that mild discomfort or pain you feel from the varying degrees of an Achilles tendinopathy can lead to full thickness tear of the Achilles tendon. So, don’t neglect your Achilles heel, call us today.
Tendocalcaneal Bursitis and the Achilles Tendon
Muscles are designed to rub against each other in a multitude of ways. Bursa is a fluid-filled sac that protects muscles and tendons. You can find them all over the body, more or less wherever you have muscles! Unfortunately, these bursae can become inflamed; it is referred to as bursitis. Tendocalcaneal bursitis is a fancy way of saying “the bursa behind the heel bone becomes swollen and painful.” Normally, the bursa would limit the friction where the Achilles tendon rubs against the back of the calf and the heel. An inflamed bursa causes leg pain. Achilles heel resulting from a bursitis is easily treatable through our methods of targeted Achilles treatment in Malaysia
A significant strain can cause trauma to any muscle or tendon, but this can be especially problematic if it happens around the Achilles tendon. If the stress is severe enough, it may well cause a ruptured tendon. Tendon ruptures commonly occur in individuals not accustomed to a particular activity or those who push themselves too hard. Also, a ruptured Achilles tendon is at times the result of untreated tendonitis. Without proper treatment, tendonitis can cause the muscle to become weaker and even degenerate. And as such, the need to obtain targeted treatment of Achilles tendonitis is critical to avoidance of Achilles tendon rupture.
Treatment for Achilles heel or Achilles tendon rupture
Get tendonitis looked at as quickly as possible. Ruptured tendons due to tissue degeneration take longer to heal than normal. To recover fully, you will need a clinical team who can assist in the repair of damaged tendons. Subduing a prolonged inflammatory process is critical for recovery and as such the need for our expert clinical teams. The process of healing depends on the severity of damage. For healing to occur, your tendons will require new collagen tissue. Collagen is the building blocks needed for repair and strengthening the injured or damaged muscles and tendons. Depending on the severity of your condition, our clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists may recommend supplements to help this process.
A serious injury needs rest. There’s only one way to rest an injury to the Achilles tendon; limiting any leg movement. If it’s only a minor injury and you can’t afford to rest, placing a small heel lift into your shoe can help put some slack in the calf muscle. Heal lifts can lessen the stress on your Achilles tendon. The lift should be no larger than one-quarter of an inch. Otherwise, you could cause your calves to work even harder. Make sure to put a lift in each shoe!
If your Achilles hell pain lasts longer than five days, visit us right away. We need to diagnose your condition and initiate treatments accurately. Complete Achilles tendon ruptures are difficult to treat but possible. Key to a successful outcome is early diagnosis and treatment of your Achilles heel let us help you today. We offer the best Achilles tendon treatment in Malaysia. So, don’t live or ignore your Achilles heel, Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendon rupture.