Achilles Tendonitis Treatment
Tendonitis Treatment & Repair Surgery
There are two types of tendonitis that can affect the Achilles’ tendon. The distinction between the two is location. Insertional occurs where the Achilles’ tendon attaches to the heel bone (calcaneus) and non-insertional achilles’ tendinopathy occurs higher up. Both are treated similarly and options may include physical therapy, stretching, amnion injections and radial shockwave treatment.
Surgical management involves cleaning the tendon and possible lengthening of the tendon through a gastrocnemius recession procedure. In severe cases of tendon destruction, an additional procedure called a FHL transfer may need to be performed (the tendon that moves your big toe down is attached to your heel bone to take over function of the achilles’ tendon)