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Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is an extremely strong tendon that attaches the calf muscles to the foot. Tendonitis refers to irritation or inflammation of this tendon. This is a common sports injury often seen by doctors where repetitive strain occurs e.g. in sports involving running and/or jumping.

For this type of injury physiotherapy is of benefit as soon as possible in order to ensure a speedy recovery.

Ligament injuries

Initial treatment for most ligament injuries is to follow the P.R.I.C.E regime:

  • Protection from making the injury worse. This may include rest or crutches
  • Rest this will allow the healing process to continue
  • Ice this causes a narrowing of the blood vessels and therefore prevents any unnecessary excessive bleeding and swelling. Ice should never be applied directly to the skin.
  • Compression can easily be carried out with tubi-grip, this will help reduce the swelling
  • Elevation raising the injured limb in order to drain the fluid into the lymphatic system