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Achilles tendonitis treated by Chiropractors!

March 21, 2010
Achilles tendonitis
Definition: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon.The Achilles is the large tendon connecting the two major calf muscles, gastrocnemius and soleus, to the back of the heel bone. Under too much stress, the tendon tightens and is forced to work too hard. This causes it to become inflamed (that is tendinitis), and, over time, can produce a

covering of scar tissue, which is less flexible than the tendon. If the inflamed Achilles continues to be stressed, it can tear or rupture.

Symptoms:?Dull or sharp pain anywhere along the back of the tendon, but usually close to the heel. limited ankle flexibility redness or heat over the painful area a nodule (a lumpy build-up of scar tissue) that can be felt on the tendon a cracking sound (scar tissue rubbing against tendon) with ankle movement.
Causes:?Tight or fatigued calf muscles, which transfer the burden of running to the Achilles. This can be due to poor stretching, rapidly increasing distance, or over-training excessive hill running or speed work, both of which stress the Achilles more than other types of running.?Inflexible running shoes, which, in some cases, may force the Achilles to twist. ?Runners who overpronate (feet rotate too far inward on impact) are most susceptible to Achilles tendinitis.

You might even have an imbalance with your hips, pelvis or lower back that can cause you to be uneven. It's like having one of your four tires low on air, and if you think about it. There's about 1200 steps in a mile while you run, if one side of your body is higher or lower. Wear and tear will happen and could cause some symptoms.

Lyn Lake Chiropractic enjoy treating runners, since all our Minneapolis Chiropractors at Lyn Lake Chiropractic are runners. Runners treating Runners! Lyn Lake Chiropractic has great success with treating Achilles tendonitis. Our high tech therapies such as Ultrasound, Laser Therapy, Game Ready Ice Compression Therapy, Graston and A.R.T. Techniques, Kinseio Taping and adjusting.

Lyn Lake Chiropractic don't just adjust your extremities but will take a Digital X-ray of your Low Back, hips and pelvis to see why your getting these type of symptoms. Check out our website at
www. LynLakeChiropractic.com or call for a Free Consultation on how we can help keep you
running pain-free!
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