Achilles Tendon Disorders

Achilles Tendon Disorders

What is Achilles Tendon Disorders?

Achilles Tendon Disorders is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. Achilles Tendon is a common injury to athletes as they tend to over use the tendon causing pain and swelling.


Symptoms of Achilles Tendon Disorders

  • Lack of flexiblity
  • Overpronation
  • Overuse Injury

 


Causes of Achilles Tendon Disorders

  • Stiffness, soreness or tenderness within the tendon
  • Intense pain when there is pressure to the tendon
  • May lead to degeneration which will damage tissue of the tendon

 


Treatment for Achilles Tendon Disorders

  • Immobilising of the joint
  • Shoe insert to minimise the stress on the tendon
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Physio-Therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Surgery for removing of damaged portion, lengthening tendon or moving the tendon

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011,  the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.