Achilles Tendinitis is a debilitation injury that stops you in your tracks. What happens is the calf muscles are often over worked which results in the formation of myofascial trigger points. These trigger points cause a shortening of the muscle and create inflammation to develop where the calf muscles attach via the Achilles tendon to the back of your heel known as the Calcaneus. This type of tendinitis is common among people that are doing any type of activity that requires jogging / running or jumping, and it is also common among both men and women that wear a pair of shoes with a hard heel when not exercising.
The cause of this injury is associated with poor biomechanics from the waist down to the feet, It is therefore vital that this be corrected along with releasing the formation of myofascial trigger points that have formed within the calf muscles.
It is a type of injury that can be corrected quite easily especially if treatment starts early when the pain in the Achilles is first experienced. Rest, Ice or Anti-Inflammatories will only deal with the secondary symptoms and not assist in any way to the underlying cause.
If you or someone you know has Achilles tendinitis, Call the Peninsula Pain & Injury Clinic today.