Achilles Tendinitis.. Can Regenerative Therapy Help?

Achilles Tendinitis.. Can Regenerative Therapy Help?
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Heal Achilles Tendinitis Naturally! – Try Medica Stem Cells Therapy and PRP Therapy

 

Are you having tremendous heel pain due to Achilles tendinitis? Even if your physician recommends painkillers and steroids, you will not find permanent relief. These treatments mask only the symptoms and do not address the underlying cause of the tendinitis. So, opt for our Regenerative treatment that helps in treating the underlying problem. However, before learning how Regenerative treatment can help, let us explore the significance of Achilles tendinitis condition in detail. Only then, you will understand the unique benefits of cellular treatments and PRP therapy. 

What is Achilles tendinitis?

Achilles tendinitis is a common tendon injury, where the tendon swells and leads to pain near the heel.

The Achilles tendon connects your bone of the heel to the calf muscles of the leg. You use this tendon maximally while walking, running and jumping. Too much force or ignoring the pain of the tendon may cause the tendon to tear partially or rupture completely.

 

Causes of Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis occurs due to overuse or repeated activity that strains the calf muscles. The common causes are:

  • Exercising without a proper warm-up
  • Repeated exercise or physical activity like walking
  • Regularly playing sports like tennis where there are quick stops and changes in direction
  • Improperly fitted footwear while exercising or playing
  • Wearing high heels daily or for a long time
  • Stress or pressure on the tendon
  • Tight tendon

 

Symptoms of Achilles tendinitis

The below-listed symptoms arise due to the straining of calf muscle activity:

  • Swelling of the tendon
  • Severe pain during and after the exercising
  • Thickening of tendon
  • Bone spur (insertional tendinitis)
  • Tenderness of the calf muscles 
  • Stiffness of the calf muscles in the morning 

 

Diagnosis of Achilles tendinitis

Your physician physically examines you to analyze the pain and tenderness along the tendon region. To confirm Achilles tendinitis, he may recommend an X-ray. X-ray test provides clear images of bones to check the calcification or hardening of the lower part of the Achilles tendon.

 

Treatment for Achilles tendinitis

The conventional treatment for Achilles tendinitis includes R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and physical therapy. Physical therapy may help in strengthening the stretching muscles. 

These non-surgical modalities help in slowing the disease progression, followed by pain relief. Administrating non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroid injections can provide temporary relief. But these modalities have systemic adverse side effects. 

If this injury is left untreated, there is a greater risk of an Achilles rupture. Hence your physician may recommend surgery if there is no improvement in symptoms. The surgical procedure removes the damaged areas of the tendon. But the post-surgical recovery period consumes a lot of time. Patients may face complications such as dislocation and infection at the site of surgery. You will have to follow physical therapy and activity modification afterwards. 

 

Regenerative therapy helps!

Regenerative treatments like PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy and regenerative cell therapy function as a potential alternative to surgery. Regenerative therapy naturally repairs the affected part and restore the cells at the damaged site. And combined with physical therapy, it provides permanent relief from the symptoms faster than conventional treatment methods alone. Regenerative therapy has no side effects as it involves your blood or regenerative cells. So, there is zero chance of rejection or transmission of disease.

Don’t delay Achilles tendinitis treatment! Stay away from surgery. Get back on track and lead a pain-free life, by opting for Regenerative treatment!

 

At Medica Stem Cells Clinics, we may use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and/ or cellular therapies like mesenchymal cell therapy or Stromal vascular fraction therapy combined with physical therapy for Achilles tendinitis treatment. You can contact Medica Stem Cells clinic in Ireland on 01 298 8000 or London clinic on 020 8 168 2000 to book a consultation and learn more about the treatment for Achilles tendinitis.

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