More people today are running, jogging or biking. While this is great for general health and fitness levels, sports activities inevitably go hand in hand with injury and painful conditions. For example at The Leeds Back Pain Centres we are seeing more and more people suffering with Achilles Tendonitis. The good news is that The Lawrence Clinic, of which the Leeds Back Pain Centres in Pudsey and Bramhope Leeds are part, specialises in the area of Achilles tendon pain.
What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?
The Achilles is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel. Achilles tendonitis is caused by stress on the tendon due to overuse, or from a sports injury. Any number of sports can cause Achilles Tendonitis; tennis, jogging, running, football and many others. Achilles tendonitis is an inflammatory response to the tendon being overused which causes micro injuries that do not completely heal. A sudden increase in activity may bring on this condition. Patients at our clinic have often said the pain has come on gradually and increased over time.
If you notice a severe pain coming on suddenly seek treatment immediately by a physiotherapist or podiatrist.
Who Can Treat Achilles Tendonitis?
There are several people who can help you, physiotherapists, sports podiatrists and orthopaedics. Do not delay in getting help with your Achilles pain.
The Leeds Back Pain Centres in Bramhope and Pudsey have the advantage of an on-site X-ray department which often helps in diagnosis and clarifies which treatments are going to be most effective.
How is Achilles Tendonitis Treated?
This painful condition can be treated using a combination of the following:
- Steroid Injection