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Achilles Tear Relief

Achilles tears are incredibly painful and can significantly reduce your quality of life. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were. CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Effective treatment for achilles tears

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There are many causes of Achilles tears

Common causes of this particular condition include repeated stress on the tendon, a sudden increase in activity without proper stretching or warm-up, or a sudden and forceful contraction of the calf muscle. If you’ve experienced an Achilles tear, chiropractic care and physiotherapy may help improve the healing process. Alternatively, massage therapy may also provide some relief. It is essential to have your injury assessed so they can recommend the correct treatments and exercises to help with your specific case.

Get the best treatment to help your Achilles tear

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your achilles tear quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

An Achilles tear is a common sports injury that affects the tendon connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone. When this tendon becomes overstretched or ruptured due to sudden, forceful exertion, it typically results in swelling and pain near the back of the lower leg. Typically an Achilles tear requires surgery to lengthen and repair the damaged connective tissue, although rest, physiotherapy and specialized rehabilitation exercises have proven successful in treating some cases of milder tears.

Common symptoms of an achilles tear are sudden and sharp pain in the back of the lower calf, as well as swelling and stiffness near the heel. People who experience an achilles tear also may have difficulty bearing their full body weight on the affected foot and say they can feel a hole or gap in their Achilles tendon area. If someone suspects they have suffered an achilles tear, it is important for them to seek medical attention right away for proper diagnosis and treatment options.

Depending on the severity of your injury, treatments vary and can range from rest, ice and braces to surgery, with chiropractic care or physiotherapy often playing an important role in rehabilitation. In some cases surgery may be recommended for complete or partial tears of greater than 50%, as it maximizes strength and flexibility in the affected area. Possible complications following surgery include infection, nerve damage, scarring or persistent swelling. It is important for those who have sustained an Achilles tear to consult a qualified medical professional for timely diagnosis and management of treatment options.

Get the best achilles tear treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.


massage therapy

Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage and Physiotherapy can be effective treatment for your Achilles tear. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!