How a Chiropractor Can Relieve Your Achilles Tendinitis Pain using Trigger Point Therapy
Patients who are regular runners often complain about Achilles pain; however, poor footwear can also be one of its causes. The condition is predominantly prevalent among the 30–50 year old age bracket and every 5 in 10 people among 10,000 are diagnosed with the condition.
The condition triggers when trigger points in the tendons weaken calf muscles and create a chain reaction that ultimately causes other trigger points to form.
What is Achilles Tendinitis?
The Achilles tendon is located at the back of your heel, which means it moves every time the calf muscles stretch and contract.
The Achilles tendon supports your body weight and gets continuously pressed with footwear. If it becomes inflamed, walking, running and even standing can become extremely painful. Repetitive contractions of the calf muscle, improper footwear and incorrect landing patterns, causes tendons to become inflamed and constricted.
If not treated on time, continued stress to the tendon causes more inflammation and irritation. Continuing activities such as running, basketball, volleyball and other sports involving jumping and running eventually lead to Achilles tendinitis.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Repetitive stress or injury causes the muscles in the calf to shorten. As the tendon is attached to the bone from one side and to the muscle from the other side, it also gets pulled and becomes stressed and inflamed.
Trigger point therapy releases tense points in the muscles from their chronic constriction, allowing them to regain their strength and elasticity.
Methods used in Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a pain-free and non-invasive procedure that causes the trigger points in the muscles to relax.
This procedure is proven to relieve chronic pain in the tendons, back, spine, neck and other areas of the body. The four main methods used for trigger point therapy include:
- Relaxing tensed muscles with whole-body vibration
- Toning muscles with stretching
- Breaking up scar tissues with anti-inflammatory injections
- Untangling knots with massage therapy
Trigger point therapy is widely used by physical therapists to relieve knots and trigger points in the muscles without the need for surgery. One or combination of methods is used for treatment based on each patient’s need and response.
If you’re looking for chiropractic treatment using trigger point therapy in Shelbyville and Louisville, KY, get in touch Shelby County Chiropractic, which is led by Dr. James Stapleton DC and Dr. William Yadon DC.
Give them a call at 502-633-1073 and book your appointment today.