May 17, 2016

Pain Control look at the more prevalent Achilles injury

David Beckham's World Cup dream has ended after the England footballer suffered a ruptured Achilles Tendon. Pain Control look at the more prevalent Achilles injury - Achilles Tendonitis and offer advice on how the injury can be avoided.

Achilles tendonitis is tendonitis from the Achilles tendon, generally precipitated by overuse from the affected limb and it is more common among athletes training under less than ideal conditions. It shouldn't be mistaken with xanthoma of the tendon, the accumulation of cholesterol in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Treatment methods are possible with ice, cold compression therapy, wearing heel pads to reduce the stress around the tendon, and an workout designed to strengthen the tendon.

Seeing a professional for treatment as soon as possible is essential, because this injury can result in an Achilles tendon rupture with continued overuse.


Treatment can include Cold compression therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, ultrasound therapy, manual therapy techniques, a rehabilitation program, and in rare cases, application of a plaster cast. Steroid injection may also be used, but should be done after careful, expert consideration since it can boost the chance of tendon rupture. Severe cases may require surgery from an orthopaedic surgeon or podiatric surgeon.

Avoiding Achilles Tendonitis

1. Wearing the correct footwear and sports shoes might help prevent Achilles Tendonitis

2. Warm up before stretching and exercising

3. Strengthening the lower limb muscles, especially the calf muscles might help avoid Achilles tendonitis.

4. Test for injuries after exercise. If can be done to check on for Achilles Tendonitis by pinching the Calf msucles. This might help avoid severe injury

Pain Control products

Pain Control products include

1. Tendon Protector

2. Silicone Gel Heel Cups

3. Silicone Gel Covered Insoles

4. Full-length Silicone Gel Covered Insoles

5. Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint

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