Achilles tendonitis and achilles tendinopathy are are common conditions that cause pain and discomfort in the achilles tendon, the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the calf muscles. These conditions often occur in runners and athletes who involved in activities that place a lot of stress on the tendon but they can affect anyone. Achilles tendonitis refers to inflammation of the achilles tendon and achilles tedinopathy refers to pathological changes of the achilles tendon. Both conditions are typically caused by overuse and can present with pain, tenderness and swelling at the achilles tendon.

Acupuncture has become an increasingly popular option for wide range of condtions,including tendon injuries liek achilles tendonitis and achilles tendinopathy. We hve successfully treatmed many cases of both conditions. Generally acupuncture treatment of achilles tendon injuries will focus on reducing pain and inflammation, restoring normal function to the muscles of the lower leg and promoting circulation to the tendon.

We take a patient-centred approach to trating achilles tendonitis and achilles tendinopathy. We coduct a thourough consultation and physical exam consiting of orthopaedic testing, postural assemsent and functional tesst to determine the root causes of the problem. Based on our findings we develop a customised treatment plan that may include acupuncture, myofascial release and rehabilitve exercises.

We typically recommend a series of treatments over several weeks. This allows us to monitor progress and adjust the treatmnet plan if necessary. Many patients report siginificant improvements in their symptoms after just a few sessions, witha reduction in pain and swelling and an increases in mobility and range of motion.

Acupuncture offers holisitc, drug free approach to treating achilles tendonitis and achilles tendinopathy. If toy’re experiencing pain in your achilles tendon please contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how acupuncture can hel you.