Achilles tendinopathy is a long-term pain complaint of the Achilles tendon that is common in runners, but these complaints can also be common in people who do not exercise. Would you like to be treated for these complaints? Shockwave therapy can provide relief from Achilles tendon complaints!
How does Achilles tendon inflammation occur?
The cause of this complaint can often be the same as all other tendon complaints. This is often due to an overload. This may be because someone has run 10 km without training or has worn the wrong footwear.
If you have had problems with the Achilles tendon for some time, there may also be calcium in the tendon or an inflammation of the bursa. Often a local thickening can be felt in the tendon, this is the part where the disturbance in the tendon is present.
Achilles tendon complaints
These complaints present themselves as follows:
– Mild pain in the Achilles tendon that often disappears again;
– Pain or tenderness when rolling the foot while walking;
– Pain or stiffness in the morning when getting up.
Treating Achilles tendonitis with shockwave therapy
An Achilles tendon complaint can often be treated well with shockwave therapy. First of all, it is important to make an ultrasound to see what the current state of the tendon is. In this way we can estimate how long the treatment process will take and whether there are no other causes for the pain.
We will often use the shock wave treatment 4 to 8 times, until the problem is resolved. The effect of the shockwave therapy will be enhanced by the exercises we add to it.
Do you want to be treated for your Achilles tendon complaints by means of shock wave therapy? Then get in touch!