A state of inflammation and irritation of large tendon in the backside of ankle is known as Achilles tendonitis. It is a kind of common injury which tends to arise in the recreational athletes. Overdose of Achilles tendon can lead to inflammation and it can result in swelling and pain.
What are the causes of Achilles tendonitis?
As people grow older, like the other tissues of the body, the tendons also become more rigid, less flexible and more prone to injury. As a result, mostly the recreational middle-aged athletes face the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis.
There are many causes of Achilles tendonitis like recent changes in the schedules of exercise training or changes in the training surface or in the footwear. Long distance sprinters often face the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis after increasing their hill training amount, distance or the mileage. But most common causes among them are:
Deficiency of flexibility
Less time of recovery between the activities
Weakness of calf muscles
Reduce of the ankle joint s range of activity because of the tightness of calf muscles
What are the treatments of Achilles tendonitis?
Achilles Tendonitis can be of two types- Acute tendonitis and Chronic tendonitis. Chronic tendonitis can follow up from the former and can be difficult to treat. So, it s very important to treat the Achilles tendonitis from the very beginning. The first and foremost Achilles tendonitis treatment is to take rest so that the inflammation settles down. Other treatments of Achilles tendonitis are mentioned below:
- Apply cold therapy
- Apply the techniques of sports massage
- Before starting the exercises make sure that you have the right pair of running shoes according to your foot type and sport
Use heel pads to lift the heels. It would decrease the damage of Achilles tendonitis.
Tape the back side of your leg. It would hold up the tendon
Visit an orthopedic or any sports injury expert and take the advice on rehabilitation and treatment. Apply proper medications and injections according to the doctor.
Apply Portable therapeutic ultrasound treatment.
If the conventional treatments fail to reduce the pain, you may need to go through a surgery of Achilles tendonitis.
You can recover from Achilles tendonitis very easily if you take care of your injury of tendon early enough. It is also very important to rehabilitate your injured tendon after its recovery, otherwise, the injury can return again. If you overlook the early signs of warning, then it can become severe and can be hard to treat.