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Care for Achilles Tendinitis

ankle and leg painAre you tired of living with the pain and limitations caused by Achilles tendinitis? We’re proud to take a comprehensive approach to your care, integrating various natural and gentle modalities to promote healing and restore your overall well-being.

Achilles tendinitis can be a debilitating condition, causing sharp or burning pain in the calf area near the heel. At our rehabilitation center, we understand the impact that this condition can have on your daily life. That’s why we offer a scientific approach to your care, experts on focused therapy to alleviate your symptoms and help develop an achilles tendon stronger than ever.

Risk Factors and Causes of Achilles Tendinitis

To effectively treat Achilles tendinitis, it is important to address the underlying factors that contribute to its development. Some common risk factors include:

Load-related extrinsic factors: Repetitive activities like running, jumping, and other movements that strain the Achilles tendon.

Changes in loading patterns: Sudden increases in training intensity or duration can overload the tendon and lead to pain.

Inadequate rest and poor nutrition: Insufficient rest and improper nutrition can hinder tissue healing and perpetuate tendon breakdown.

Individual and systemic factors: Personal characteristics such as biochemistry and genetics can influence the development of Achilles tendinitis.

Our Scientific Approach

At Ottawa Health: Performance and Rehabilitation, we believe in taking a comprehensive and individualized approach to your care. We integrate various natural and gentle modalities to address your Achilles tendinitis and promote overall well-being. We may utilize any of the following, or a combination of several different modalities, to bring you the best results.

Chiropractic care: Our experienced team will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause of your Achilles tendinitis. Through joint mobilization and manipulation, we aim to improve the function of your hip, knee, and foot joints, which can have a positive impact on your Achilles tendon.

Physiotherapy: Our skilled physiotherapists utilize soft tissue therapy techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART), fascial manipulation, and instrument-assisted therapy to target the patellar tendon and surrounding tissues. This promotes mobility and provides symptom relief.

Shockwave therapy: Mechanical stimulation of the tendon through shockwave therapy has been shown to improve symptoms and aid in tendon healing. This non-invasive treatment modality can be highly effective in reducing pain and promoting recovery.

Rehabilitation and exercise prescription: We will create a tailored exercise program to address any movement problems and provide long-lasting success in your recovery. These exercises will focus on strengthening the muscles around your Achilles tendon and improving overall flexibility and function.

Massage therapy: Our licensed massage therapists can help reduce tension and improve blood flow to the affected area, aiding in the healing process of your Achilles tendon.

Blood flow restriction training: This new and effective technique is used whenever there is already damage to the tendon. Blood flow restriction allows us to strengthen a tendon without creating stressful exercises. We are one of the few facilities incorporating this type of therapy in the rehabilitation setting.

Take the First Step Towards Relief

Together, we will work towards alleviating your symptoms, promoting healing, and helping you regain strength and function. Contact us now and start your path to a stronger and healthier future.


Care for Achilles Tendinitis in Alta Vista, Ottawa ON | (613) 728-9414