Suffering from Achilles & Heel Pain?
Tendinopathy is a painful tendon and has been referred to in the past as tendonitis or tendinosis.
Tendons go through a natural aging process and can develop small tears or areas of degeneration. This does not mean they have to be painful or that you have to stop the activities that you love to do. The plantar fascia can be considered as part of the tendon family and as such treatment is very similar.
Quite often the problems with the tendon of fascia are associated with;
Weakness in the tendon and associated structures
Altered biomechanics at the affected area
Movements or postures that load the tendon too much and cause pain
Overloading the tendon too much and too quickly through change in exercise or activity.
We have extensive experience in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of lower limb injuries and getting back to activity. Our therapists have a wide range of manual therapy techniques and exercise-based rehabilitation skills to help you get there.
Three Stages of Treatment
Pain is often the last symptom to arrive and the first to go. This often tricks the owner of an injury (you) into stopping treatment before the underlying causes have either completely resolved or you are in control of them. Without getting to this point there is a risk of re-injury.
As a result we look at your treatment over three phases to get the best result
Listen to how your problem happened and how it is affecting you
Determine what are the factors aggravating the tissue
Mobility and mechanics of the affected area
Strength and endurance of the tendon
Nerve testing in the lower limbs
Initial Rx: Specific, personnel and targeted treatment to get you out of pain and moving well as soon as possible. In some cases we use shockwave therapy to help with these issues.
Preventing recurrence: Through building confidence and resilience by putting together a program for you to get the results you want