Achilles Tendonitis - Superior Physical Therapy

Achilles Tendonitis

Do you have pain on the bottom of the foot or back of the ankle?

Have you been suffering with achilles tendonitis? Do you have pain on the bottom of the foot or back of the ankle when you walk or stand? Are you a patient who has already seen the “foot specialist” here in Traverse City and had treatment such as orthotics, medications, and injections and it all hasn’t provided you with relief?  Are you sick of treatments that only mask the symptoms?

If you answered yes to any of these questions and you live in the Traverse City area you are in the right place.  We are the ankle and foot pain specialist and have a treatment for achilles tendonitis that I guarantee you have not tried and could be the answer you are looking for.  At Superior Physical Therapy it is our goal to find a natural healing solution for your achilles tendonitis by understanding and addressing the entire body by understanding how it is connected and effects the achilles tendon.

When the achilles tendon is irritated it is because of micro tears that occur due to physical stress. These micro tears then trigger the bodies natural healing system which begins with inflammation.  When our achilles tendon is inflamed the symptoms are usually pain along the back of the ankle or pain on the bottom of the heal.  If the stress that is causing the symptoms is not relieved the tendon will not heal and inflammation will continue.  Our strategy is to identify which part of the body is causing the symptoms and then improve the mobility and stability of that body part so that it can take away stress from the achilles tendon.  The most common body parts that are causing an increase stress in the achilles tendon are poor ankle, hip, or upper trunk mobility.   By taking a whole body approach you will find a permanent solution to your foot and ankle pain. All other treatment systems out there simply treat the symptom of pain and ignore the root cause. Most treatment for patients with achilles tendonitis in Traverse City are focused on treatment that masks the foot and ankle pain. If you are sick of being a patient who isn’t being given permanent solutions we are your solution.

If you would like to learn more about our approach to achilles tendonitis consider attending one of our Free Achilles tendonitis workshop right here in Traverse City.  Learn more here

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