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Achilles Pain

Diagnosing And Treating Achilles Pain Is Easy

The podiatry care and physiotherapy care available at Era Health clinics in Melbourne is world-renowned. You are in safe hands with Era Health professionals, and the team is recognized around the world as top professionals in the field of managing pain, maintaining mobility and rehabilitation.

Podiatry and physiotherapy deal with lower limbs

The Era Health podiatrists have excellent credentials and are experts in biomechanical techniques and osteopathic therapy. The team deals with work, sporting and dance injuries on a regular basis, and they are a trusted name in dealing with children’s foot problems.

What causes Achilles Pain?

There are numerous causes that you should be aware of, and luckily, many of them may be completely healed by an Era Health podiatrist. The causes may be:
• It could be a family/genetic trait
• It may be the antibiotics you are on
• You may have a low or high arched foot
• High blood pressure or diabetes may be the cause
• Training on a slippery floor may be the cause
• Strenuous or intensive exercise has been known to cause problems
• Your seat saddle may be too low on your bike
• You may run in an incorrect manner (e.g. overpronation)

Even the types of shoes you are wearing may be the problem, and knowing the cause is going to help Era Health podiatrists give you advice so that any injury or rupture causing Achilles pain may be avoided in the future.

Diagnosis is very easy

You will first be asked questions to see if your Achilles pain stems from one of the reasons listed above. You may then be taken for an Ultrasound or MRI scan. This will help diagnose the extent of your injury. In severe cases, you may be referred for surgery.

What is the treatment for Achilles Pain?

In many cases the doctor, podiatrists or physiotherapist can offer self-help advice so that you may heal your injury or complaint on your own without further treatment. Sometimes a doctor may prescribe medication to help with pain, discomfort, swelling or stiffness.

You may be required to take physical therapies in order to help rehabilitate yourself and help stop the problem recurring. There are several non-surgery based answers, but in severe cases, you may require surgery, though all other options are often explored before moving onto surgery options. Non-surgery options involve things such as high volume injection of saline or platelet-rich plasma being injected into you. You are then given advice to ensure the problem does not reoccur again.

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