Along with Physical Therapy for Achilles Tendinitis, a home exercise program will be given to perform on days therapy is not scheduled and after discharged from the clinics care. The HEP will have pictures and descriptions of each exercise to perform in order to increase range of motion, increase strength, and decrease pain.
Physical therapy treatments can be an effective intervention for healing Achilles tendinitis by reducing and eliminating inflammation and pain:
- Exercise: Therapeutic exercises specifically designed to stretch and strengthen the calf muscles and Achilles tendon will be performed.
- Modalities: Inflammation reducing modalities, to include phonophoresis (ultrasound technique with use of topical anti-inflammatory drug) and iontophoresis (electrical stimulation used to administer anti-inflammatory drug through the skin) may be performed.
Elizabeth Priddy could hardly walk due to progressive pain in her right heel. Elizabeth is a busy realtor in the Franklin, TN area. She spends much of her time on the move working with her clients in the business of buying and selling homes. Over time, she developed a heel spur. The pain got worse in her Achilles tendon until she came to physical therapy at Elite Physical Therapy &
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. This tendon is a strong band made of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). The Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles (calf muscles) unite into one band of tissue, which becomes the Achilles tendon at the low end of the calf.
For no known reason, my heel started hurting and I suspected Achilles Tendinits. It hurt worse when I woke up in the morning and hurt to walk in general. I was fortunate to understand that I could skip the hassle and go straight to physical therapy and start treatment. As a man, the convenience of direct access is the only reason I decided to seek treatment.