Physical Therapy in Totowa, New Jersey
Pro Staff Physical Therapy of Clifton is located on Allwood Road in Clifton, New Jersey. Right off the Garden State Parkway, our licensed, highly qualified physical therapists work tirelessly to meet patients’ needs.
We understand that movement is extremely important to you, and we want to help you return to your movement as quickly as possible.
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team will help you get the proper treatment and care plan based on your movement goals. Our mission is to provide excellent service and care to all our patients, no matter what might be going on with your body.
What Causes Achilles Tendinitis?
Achilles tendinitis is commonly caused by prolonged overuse over time, leading to inflammation in the Achilles tendon. The Achilles is the calf muscles’ direct connection point to the ankle. It is a prime mover in most running and jumping-related tasks. This issue can also arise by starting a new sport like track and field or ramping up activity too quickly.
Prolonged overuse can cause microtrauma and pain along the Achilles at various points in the tendon and where it attaches to the heel. It is essential to treat Achilles tendinitis quickly to prevent it from becoming a chronic issue or tearing the tendon. This is where working with a physical therapist can help. We will help you identify the specific reason why this injury occurred and ways to prevent it from returning.
Common Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis
- Aching or sharp pain on the back of the heel and tendon.
- Stiffness and tightness in the calf musculature.
- Difficulty jumping and running is secondary to pain.
- Swelling and tenderness to the touch along the tendon.
How to Treat Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendinitis is first treated by controlling the pain and backing off the provocative activity. This will involve a combination of manual therapy, splinting, and other modalities to help improve the inflammation around the tendon. Next, getting the muscles around the tendon to relax is essential. Working on the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles can help decrease the tendon’s tightness and inflammation. Working with a physical therapist can also help improve your mechanics with running and jumping. Not only will this help your performance, but it will also help any future flare-ups. The physical therapists at Pro Staff are experts in treating Achilles tendinitis and will help you get back to running and jumping in no time. Every situation is different, so it is essential to have a skilled physical therapist evaluate and treat any symptoms you may be having.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Every case of Achilles tendonitis is different. Factors such as length of time, intensity, and sport can all affect your recovery timeline. We aim to help you recover quickly to return to your sport while ensuring you do not risk any future injury.
Get Started Today
No matter what issue you have going on, Pro Staff Physical Therapy is here to help. If you have been looking for quality physical therapy in the Totowa, NJ area, check out Pro Staff Physical Therapy at our Clifton location today.
We know how important it is to move pain-free, so let us help get you there. Contact our office at 973-928-3590 to schedule an appointment today.