The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in your lower extremities. It attaches at the back of the heel and helps the plantar flexor, thus bringing the foot down when we walk. Unfortunately this area is torqued and pulled on a regular basis so the area can become inflamed and swollen.
There are a variety of treatments for this problem. One is we can put the patient in a cast to decrease pressure on the tendon. There are customized devices called orthotics in our practice that we can provide to the patient to decrease some of the swelling. There are also stretching exercises. And finally we have a very exciting new treatment in our practice called laser therapy. Laser therapy is exactly as it sounds, a laser that goes directly on the Achilles tendon area. It creates, on a cell level, healing. We’re getting very quick healing for patients that use laser therapy for Achilles tendinitis.
If you have these problems, come to our website and do some informational research regarding the laser, our practice, and give us a call.”