The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body. There is more force across the Achilles tendon than any other tendon in the human body. It is the workhorse of the foot and the ankle.
It is important to realize that the most common cause of Achilles tendinitis is overuse or improper training. This can be a frustrating condition that can last for months before you begin to notice meaningful improvement in your symptoms. I highly recommended seeking medical intervention quickly when dealing with Achilles tendon issues, because a delay in treatment can result in the ultimate rupture of the tendon.With rupture of the tendon, the standard of care is surgical intervention, and this can mean a long recovery.
There are many great stretching and strengthening exercises that can be employed to help with Achilles tendinitis. At our clinic. we offer shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinitis, which has a success rate of upward of 86 percent. It is a great non-invasive modality that helps increase circulation to the tendon and decrease inflammation.