Achilles Tendinopathy

The largest and probably the most well known tendon of the body, the achilles when painful can be severely debilitating and prevent you from participating in your favourite sports and activities – or even just walking your dog.

As the anatomy of the back of the ankle and heel is very intricate, it’s critical to obtain an accurate diagnosis, this may be done through the use of medical imaging (x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound or MRI) to ensure the treatment plan right for you is formed.

Radial shockwave therapy has been described in some papers as the most effective means of treating chronic achilles pathology (1). Shockwave therapy in conjunction with more traditional, non-invasive methods such as custom foot orthotics and specific loading exercises are excellent ways to treat achilles pathology. By identifying the exact nature of the injury and addressing the underlying causes as well as reducing pain with state of the art technology, Prahran Foot Clinic enjoys an excellent resolution rate of achilles pain.

Why choose Prahran Foot Clinic?

Achilles tendinopathy is a challenging condition that can cause chronic pain and limit your mobility. At Prahran Foot Clinic, we employ a comprehensive approach to treatment, incorporating both innovative and traditional methods to achieve excellent outcomes.

Radial shockwave therapy, supported by research studies1, has been recognised as one of the most effective methods for treating chronic Achilles tendinopathy. This state-of-the-art technology utilises high-energy shockwaves to stimulate the healing process and promote tissue regeneration. Our skilled podiatrists will customise the treatment to your individual needs, providing targeted relief and addressing the underlying causes of your Achilles pathology.

In conjunction with radial shockwave therapy, we employ other non-invasive techniques such as custom foot orthotics and specific loading exercises to optimise the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy. By identifying the precise nature of your injury and addressing the underlying causes, we can effectively reduce pain and stimulate the healing process. Our experienced team at Prahran Foot Clinic has achieved excellent resolution rates for Achilles pain, allowing patients to regain their mobility and return to their active lifestyles.

Trust Prahran Foot Clinic to provide you with cutting-edge treatments and personalised care for Achilles tendinopathy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards finding relief and resolving your Achilles pain.

1.  Gerdesmeyer L, et al. Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review. PM R. 2017;9(8):845-867.

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