Sports Physical Therapy and Rehab in Paterson, New Jersey
Looking for high-quality sports physical therapy and rehab in Paterson, NJ? Look no further than the Pro Staff Physical Therapy team. We have a convenient location close to town at our Clifton location.
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 believe in helping you rehab to better health. Pro Staff therapists will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that helps improve your specific sports injury.
What Causes Achilles Tendinitis?
Achilles tendonitis 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 when 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 both the tendon itself and where it attaches to the heel.
It is important to treat Achilles tendonitis quickly to prevent it from becoming a chronic issue or tearing the tendon. Working with a physical therapist can help.
We will help you identify the specific cause of this injury and ways to prevent it from occurring again.
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 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 important. 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 relieve 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 important 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. It is our goal to help you recover as fast as possible so that you can return to your sport while avoiding any future injury.
Get Started Today
If you have been looking for quality sports physical therapy and rehab in the Paterson, NJ, area, come 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.