What is Achilles Tendinopathy?
Achilles tendon injuries are a common occurrence. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, and it plays a crucial role in ankle movement. This tendon can be injured from overuse or from a sudden, traumatic event. If you are experiencing pain or swelling in your Achilles tendon, you should seek medical attention right away. In this post, we will discuss the causes and symptoms of Achilles tendon injuries, as well as treatment options.
Achilles tendon injuries often occur as a result of overuse. This means that the tendon is repeatedly strained beyond its capacity, which can lead to inflammation, micro tears and pain. Achilles tendon injuries can also be caused by a sudden, traumatic event, this is most commonly known as an Achilles rupture.
If you think you may have an Achilles tendon injury, it is important to see a doctor right away. With prompt treatment, most people make a full recovery.
Achilles Tendinopathy Treatment
Achilles tendinopathies are a common condition among athletes and those engaging in active lifestyles. Treatment for achilles tendon injury can be a long and involved process, but with the right care and attention, there are several benefits. Becoming familiar with the rehabilitation process can decrease the chances of a prolonged or recurrent injury, while also reducing pain and restoring movement to the area. In addition to a reduction or elimination of pain, physical therapy treatment for achilles tendon injuries can yield functional improvements in walking and running as well as a decrease in risk for future injuries.
For anyone suffering from an achilles tendon injury, meeting with a professional therapist is key to having an effective rehabilitation strategy in place. With early intervention and properly supervised treatment, individuals may be able to regain their activity level without further complications or issues.
Treatment Options Available for Achilles Tendinopathy
ACHILLES TENDINOPATHIES FAQ's
We like to allow 60 mins for your initial biomechanical consultation, to ensure we have a thorough history, assessment, and diagnosis, it will also allow us to formulate the right treatment plan tailored specifically to you, so you can achieve your goals as soon as possible.
Subsequent consults are approximately 30 minutes, which will include relevant treatments, assessments and progress checks.
Yes, we have a Hicaps machine onsite, which will allow for instant rebates.
- Runners / Shoes
- Previous Orthotics or Inserts
- Active wear (Allows us to conduct a thorough assessment)
- X rays, Ultrasounds, CT or MRI scans
- Medical Reports (If any)
- Referral Letter (If you have one)
- Private Health Insurance Card
An initial consultation is $110 and review consultations are $90
For HCC holders or Concession Card Holders: $98 Initial and $83 review consult.
Both of which can be rebated as per your private health insurance, or Medicare.
No, you do not need a referral, we are primary care health practitioners, meaning we would be your first point of contact with any foot, ankle, or leg concern.
However, those with a chronic disease, may be eligible for a EPC Care Plan through their GP, this will enable a Medicare rebate for the consultation.
Our podiatry clinic is located at 7/101 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg VIC (Opposite the Commonwealth Bank).
There is ample parking at the rear of the clinic, off Cape Street, Heidelberg.
Yes, our podiatry clinic accepts NDIS participants who are self-managed, or plan managed.
You should book in with a podiatrist if you: Have pain in your heel, foot, leg, or ankle.
Many people believe foot pain is a normal part of life, however a podiatrist is your best bet, as we are experts in the foot and ankle and can help treat your concern on the spot.
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