Running and Achilles Pain

15 March 2023
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Achilles pain is an incredibly common complaint for runners, but with the right treatment and rehabilitation strategies, you can get back on the track in no time.

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body and can be prone to injury due to overuse, tightness, and inflammation. When the Achilles tendon becomes overly strained, it can lead to pain in the heel and calf area, which can make running and exercising difficult.

Fortunately, there are a number of treatments that can help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with Achilles pain. Active Release Techniques (ART) and chiropractic care are two of the most effective methods for treating Achilles tendonitis and other related conditions.

Active Release Techniques involve using a series of targeted soft tissue manipulations to reduce tension, improve range of motion, and help restore the body’s natural balance. During treatment, a practitioner applies a specific pressure and movement to the affected area to break down scar tissue and encourage blood flow. This helps to reduce inflammation and reduce pain.

Chiropractic care is another effective treatment for Achilles tendonitis and other running-related issues. Chiropractors use manual adjustments and other treatments to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle tension. This can help reduce pain and discomfort and improve range of motion.

If you’re experiencing Achilles pain, it’s important to seek professional treatment right away. Active Release Techniques and chiropractic care can be effective treatments for reducing pain and inflammation. Additionally, a personalised exercise program can help you to reduce the risk of injury and get back on the track faster.

If you need help with your pains or just want some advice feel free to contact the clinic today on 0578678904 or book now.

Yours in Health

Lawlor Clinic: Spine & Sport, Portlaoise, Laois

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