Achilles Tendon Treatments

There are a variety of conditions that can affect the Achilles tendon. They can range from simple strains to complete tears. Finding the right treatment for your Achilles tendon injury can make all the difference in the world. The skilled Achilles doctors at the Achilles Injury Institute can give you the best treatment, putting you on the path to a swift and complete recovery. Our goal is to get you in to see a specialist right away, take care of you in a timely and rapid manner and get you back to your life.

Conservative Care for Achilles Tendon Injuries

Conservative care is the term used for the non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon injuries. These measures can be very helpful for dealing with minor injuries and can also help prevent future injuries. Conditions like Achilles tendonitis, where the tendon becomes strained from overuse, can be treated using some simple yet important conservative care methods. Most conservative care techniques comes down to stretching, strengthening and supporting the tendon and muscles. This is done through two methods, often combined to give the best recovery outcome:

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Advanced Treatment for Achilles Tendon

When mild Achilles tendon conditions – such as tendonitis – degenerate into more severe conditions, surgery may be needed to repair the damaged tissue. Achilles tendinosis occurs when microscopic tears begin to form on a strained Achilles tendon. Scar tissue begins to develop, causing the tendon to thicken and become painful. Eventually, the body stops trying to heal the affected area. When this happens, tissue regenerative procedures or minor surgical techniques can be used to remove the damaged tissue and induce the body's natural healing response. Some of the most commonly used advanced techniques to treat Achilles injuries and/or conditions include:

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The main goal of all of these techniques is to stimulate healing and remove damaged tissue. Platelet rich plasma treatment does not remove scar tissue, but rather promotes the body's natural ability to get rid of the scar tissue and promote healing. These techniques represent the latest in surgical treatment for a damaged Achilles tendon.

Achilles Tendon Specialists

Whenever possible, conservative care techniques are preferred over surgical options for treating injuries to the Achilles tendon. The skilled Achilles doctors at the Achilles Injury Institute are the leading consulting podiatrists in Southern California, providing treatment to professional athletes and consulting services for top med-tech companies throughout the United States.

Our goals are simple...get you in rapidly and in a timely manner, take excellent care of you with the latest diagnostic and treatment technology and get you back to your activities so you can enjoy your life pain free.

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Achilles Tendon Injury: When to See the Achilles Specialist

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Even though it is the strongest tendon, it is still one of the most commonly injured body parts, especially in athletes. Although some injuries to the Achilles tendon require surgery, most of them heal on their own....


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