Achilles tendon injury
Achilles tendon injuries are one of the most common sports injuries. They can be caused by a number of factors, including repetitive strain, incorrect footwear or biomechanics.
The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel bone and acts as an important shock absorber in your body. When it becomes injured, you can experience pain, swelling and stiffness in your calf and ankle joint.
Repetitive strain injuries are one of the most common causes of Achilles tendon injury. This is when the tendon is overworked and eventually damaged due to repetitive motion such as running or jumping. Sports massage is helpful for reducing swelling and improving blood flow in order to speed up healing time.
Dry needling is another form of treatment that uses thin needles to stimulate nerves that affect areas around injured tendons in order to reduce pain and inflammation. Ultrasound therapy may also be used alongside dry needling for similar results but with less risk of side effects such as bleeding from multiple needle insertions at once (which can occur during dry needling sessions).
Injections may also be used for treating chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis or similar injuries; however, these injections should only be administered under medical supervision because they involve more risk than other forms of treatment
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