Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle. This tendon joins the calf muscles to the foot and connects at the back of the heel or calcaneus bone. Patients with this condition may experience pain anywhere along the tendon, but most commonly near the heel.
Rest and time off from sporting activities are important if you have Achilles Tendinopathy.
Painkillers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and ice treatment may be useful for pain control and may help to reduce swelling in the early stages of Achilles Tendinopathy. Custom orthotics, steroid injections and even surgery are available treatment options.
PRP is derived from a patient’s own blood and the injections carry few risks. A patient also avoids the side effects from other select therapies.
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