Achilles Tendinitis Overview
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body and connects the calf muscles to the heel of the foot. The tendon helps facilitate walking, running, dancing, jumping, and other activities. Overuse or trauma can irritate and inflame the Achilles tendon causing pain and stiffness in the heel of the foot. This is known as Achilles tendinitis and is more common among athletes, particularly runners, and older individuals who are overweight.
- Pain in the heel of the foot
- Foot pain with activity, especially in the morning
- Tenderness / Stiffness of the heel
- Calf pain
- Swelling around the heel
Achilles tendinitis can be diagnosed in office by your doctor through a detailed medical history and orthopedic physical examination. If the doctor suspects more extensive damage or a tendon tear, they may order further testing such as an MRI, x-ray, or ultrasound imaging.
Initial treatment consists of resting, icing, compression, and elevation of the Achilles tendon. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, and Naproxen may also be used as an initial treatment. For continued pain, cortisone injections into the area may be indicated. Your doctor may also suggest orthopedic inserts in your shoes for pain relief as well. Surgery may be required for chronic Achilles tendinitis pain that is unresponsive to other treatments.
PRP Achilles Tendinitis Pain Relief
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Achilles tendinitis injections target the damage area of the tendon and reduce local inflammation. This is done by first taking a blood sample from the patient, centrifuging the blood into its components, extracting the platelets, and then injecting the platelet rich plasma into the Achilles tendon. The injections are placed along the Achilles tendon insertion in the heel of the foot. Additional injections are placed along the length of the tendon for further strengthening and pain relief. After the treatment, patients are instructed to refrain from intense weight bearing activities and NSAIDs in order for the body to properly heal. After, 2-3 weeks patients can experience up to 100% pain relief.
- Pain Relief
- Regeneration of Achilles Tendon, Ligaments, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- 100% Natural
- Safe / Effective
- Quick Recovery
PRP Achilles Tendinitis Treatment Summary
PRP is a new cutting-edge therapy for Achilles tendinitis and other musculoskeletal injuries. The treatment is highly effective and regenerates the damaged tendon instead of covering up the symptoms of pain. This provides long term pain relief without the need for drugs or surgery.
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