How do I treat achilles tendon problems?
If you do have a problem with the Achilles Tendon, it responds best if treatment is started at an early stage, but even then it may take a while to heal (sometimes in excess of three months). Long-standing Achilles tendinopathy may require an intense rehab program of up to six months. This is because it hasusually developed over a long period of time, and is usually due to weaknesses or imbalances in several different areas, so it isimportant to correct all of these to gain a full recovery. The keys to successful rehabilitation of Achilles tendinopathy are: * Early diagnosis and RICE treatment to prevent further damage * An Eccentric Strengthening Program * Correction of any predisposing factors such as muscle tightness,weakness or abnormal movement patterns * Appropriate progression to functional activities and sport-specific rehabilitation. If you see a therapist, they may do some massage and mobilization techniques to make sure that all the bones in your feet are moving properly. Th