With a new season about to begin, you’re probably excited to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. If you run, bike, or climb, it can be very frustrating when pain slows you down. If you’re experiencing pain in your lower leg or heel, it could be a sign of Achilles tendonitis. Spine and Joint Solutions in Colorado Springs can provide sports medicine for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts that don’t want to miss out on the first few weeks of great weather.
Achilles tendonitis usually occurs in the middle or lower portion of the tendon and it can cause severe pain and inflammation. Runners are most susceptible to it and only through proper treatment can they hope to restore mobility and reduce the pain caused by Achilles tendonitis. We will discuss all of your treatment options with you, including anti-inflammatory medications, topical agents, physical therapy, and injections. One option is platelet-rich plasma therapy, which can reduce the pain and inflammation in the tendon. This can often be a safer choice than a steroid injection.
Dealing with a sports injury is never pleasant, especially when the weather turns nice and you want to be outside, running or cycling. At Spine and Joint Solutions, we know how you feel and we want to help you literally get back on your feet. If your Achilles tendon is bothering you, come to us for sports medicine treatment in Colorado Springs and we’ll provide the proper care. Make an appointment online or call us at 719-282-7850.