Posts Tagged 'Achilles Tendonitis'

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is prone to injury following repetition of high loads and overuse. This causes inflammation which can lead to pain and swelling. Achilles tendonitis is a common injury that tends to occur in recreational athletes and is often caused by lack of flexibility and over pronation of the foot. Recent changes in footwear and changes to exercise regimes are other factors associated with Achilles tendonitis.

The main complaint of patients with Achilles tendonitis is pain behind the heel. ...

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Shockwave Therapy

There has been a lot of press about the effectiveness of the shockwave machine, such in this aShockwave2rticle from the Daily Mail.

Shockwave therapy was originally used as a treatment for kindney stones but it’s therapeutic benefit for soft tissue injuries has only been realised fairly recently.

It works by delivering high energy soundwaves into the painful area to re stimulate the healing process. Because of this it ...

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