Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that manifests on the lower portion of the calf and is caused by overusing the muscle of this region, such as Gastrocnemius and or Soleus.
Initially, you may not notice the issue, as it starts as a low-level inflammation and micro-tearing, but as the condition progresses, the damage and inflammation become more relevant.
Achilles Tendinopathy can be easy to treat and manage when treatment is delivered in the early stages. If the injury is not looked after, the occurring damage could be much harder to resolve.
Most commonly, people experience pain in the morning or when the muscle is still cold.
As the day progress and you start moving around, the pain may dissipate, and you start feeling better, ignoring the danger.
Occasionally, the area would present swollen and or tender at the touch.
Treatment options for Achilles Tendinopathy
The management of this condition starts by improving the rest time and time off from sports activities, such as:
- Any sport which includes jumping or being on feet
Other helpful approaches include:
Achilles tendinopathies are not a condition that will heal on its own.
As mentioned, it will feel better with rest, but as soon extra activities are played, the pain can back as strong as.
Remedial Massage and or Myotherapy treatment can help target the painful area, stimulate an immune system response, and boost the recovery process.
Also, along with the hands-on deep tissue work, mobilisation is a great way to reduce the tension in the ankle joint and improve the muscles’ functionality.
After treatment, Giovanni will give you some exercises to take home.
Those exercises would keep the area tension free, improve the joining mobility and strengthen the area.