The Achilles tendon is the largest in the entire body, running from your heel to your calf. It provides you with the ability to point your toes or stand on tiptoe. Anyone can suffer an Achilles tendon injury, not just athletes. Pain above the heel and when pushing off the foot to take a step are the most obvious symptoms of an Achilles tendon injury. Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles provides excellent treatment for Achilles tendon pain and other feet & ankle injuries.
Any activity where you pivot, speed up, slow down or change direction quickly can irritate or damage the Achilles tendon. The fibers of the tendon can tear or strain. It can cause pain and inflammation. At-home care consisting of rest, ice, elevating the leg and OTC NSAIDs are usually enough to allow the tendon to heal. When pain and loss of mobility persist, or the condition grows worse, you should schedule an exam with Dr. Roy Nini or Dr. Paul Lee at Full Range Spine & Ortho.
Get Help for Achilles Tendon Injuries in Woodland Hills, Encino
Dr. Nini, Dr. Lee and our medical team are regenerative medicine specialists who treat orthopedic injuries and conditions with natural means when possible. Regenerative medicine seeks to use the body’s own healing mechanisms to speed recovery from injuries. Each patient receives a comprehensive examination and customized treatment plan for their Achilles tendon injury.
Your treatment plan will likely include regenerative therapies that use materials from your own body and other natural ingredients to speed the healing process, relieving pain and restoring injured tissues. These can include PRP, stem cell treatment, A2M and biological therapy. Dr. Nini or Dr. Lee may also recommend elevating the injured leg, a compression wrap, temporary use of an orthotic device and physical therapy.
Recovery depends on the seriousness of your injury and can take from weeks to months. Dr. Nini or Dr. Lee will provide more information in a consultation and exam at our Los Angeles clinic. Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho today if you suspect you have an Achilles tendon injury.