ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY

The Achilles tendon is a large structure that joins the calf muscle complex to the heel bone. This is the largest tendon in the human body and is subjected to huge amounts of loads and forces, which can sometimes result in overloading and therefore injury. When a tendon becomes overloaded, we refer to it as a tendinopathy .

What do Achilles injuries look like? 

  • Pain around the back of the ankle 
  • Report recent changes in activity levels 
  • Localised swelling or a small nodule on the tendon 
  • Intermittent pain at the beginning or at the end of exercise 
  • Pain on movement after sitting for a long period or when waking from sleep 

Who is most likely to get it? 

  • Increased Body Mass Index (BMI) 
  • High blood pressure 
  • High cholesterol levels 
  • Diabetes 
  • Altered biomechanics of the foot and ankle 
  • Use of corticosteroids and some antibiotics  
  • Family history 

How do we fix it? 

At ABTP our highly trained physios will provide an individually tailored treatment plan, catering the following factors: 

For the pain and inflammation 

Goals  

  • Reduce pain  
  • Reduce inflammation  

CareTherapy can be used to reduce the pain and inflammation. It is a revolutionary method that arises from the synergy between cutting-edge technology and clinical-scientific skills acquired over more than 20 years of experience in the field of Resistive Capacitive Energy Transfer. It increases microcirculation, vasodilation and increases the internal tissue temperature that will further reduce the symptoms. 

Bio-stimulation deep in the tissues produces important analgesic, anti-inflammatory and above all tissue repair effects, so as to speed up the time for a complete functional recovery of the patient.  

For balance and proprioception   

Goals  

  • Improve balance 
  • Improve proprioception  
  • Prevent falling  

Prokin is an advanced technology that combines classic tilting and static platform connected to a monitor and speaker to create a visual and audio feedback in response to minimal movements of the platform on all planes; analysis and integration of on-screen tracks described by the patient (with the movements that focus on the ankle articulation) is realized by special software in order to generate targeted rehabilitation paths for the areas where the proprioceptive impairment is clearer. With the help of this patient can improve his balance as well as proprioception. 

Functional line  

Goals  

  • Improve muscle strength and coordination 

It combines the technology of the 3D camera and the force platform with the combination of electronically controlled arms and cables powered by pneumatic air giving you the perfect repetition and tracking everything you do.  

Functional line has special exercise programs for improving the strength of lower limbs for the patients suffering with Achilles tendinopathy.  

To avail the best Achilles Tendinopathy physiotherapy treatment services in India, consider dropping by any of the ABTP centres near you. Our advanced physiotherapy centres are equipped with some revolutionary equipment and cutting-edge technology in the field of medical fitness that guarantee you recover as much function as possible. For more information, visit: http://www.abtargetingperformance.com/