Achilles Tendon Treatments

Achilles tendon injuries can be extremely painful.  We are here to help with the best Achilles tendon treatments available!  If you suffered an injury to your Achilles tendon, the Doctors at Foot Healthcare can treat your foot and ankle injuries.

What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor, like a board-certified podiatrist, specializing in these types of injuries.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

Achilles Tendon Pain

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the Achilles tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

– Inflammation
– Dull to Severe Pain
– Increased blood flow to the tendon
– Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

achilles rupture
– Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
– Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Achilles tendon treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases surgery.

However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries.

The Achilles tendons are thick and powerful bands of fibrous tissue. They connect your calf muscles to your heel bones. The tendons help you walk, run and jump. And that means they are under a lot of stress, making injuries to the Achilles tendons common.  Foot Healthcare Associates can help you determine what Achilles Tendon Treatments are best for you.

If you have any questions regarding Achilles tendon treatments, please contact one of our offices located in four convenient service locations: Southfield /Bingham FarmsNovi, Howell, and Livonia.