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Do Achilles Injuries Hurt When Resting

Does Achilles Injury Hurt When Resting - Do Achilles Injuries Hurt When Resting

An Achilles injury is a painful condition wherein the Achilles tendon which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone becomes inflamed or ruptured. This injury commonly occurs among athletes and active individuals who frequently engage in running or jumping activities. One of the common questions that people ask about an Achilles injury is whether it hurts when resting. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at this question and provide you with the information you need to know.

To answer the question, let us first understand the nature of the Achilles injury. When an Achilles injury occurs the affected area is usually painful and tender to touch or pressure. This pain can range from mild to severe depending on the severity of the injury.

In the early stages of the injury, the pain may be felt only during or after physical activity. As the condition progresses, the pain may become constant and it may also start to affect everyday activities such as walking and standing. This means that even when you are resting you may still feel pain in your Achilles tendon if it is injured.

Another reason why an Achilles injury may hurt when resting is that the affected area may become stiff or swollen. This can result in discomfort and reduced mobility even when you are not engaging in physical activity. Moreover, when you are resting blood flow to the affected area may decrease leading to further inflammation and pain.

If you are experiencing pain in your Achilles tendon even when resting it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A qualified physiotherapist or chiropractor can diagnose the extent of your injury and recommend appropriate treatment options. For example, they may recommend rest and ice therapy to reduce inflammation and pain or they may provide exercises to strengthen the Achilles tendon and prevent further injury.

In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon or if other treatment options have not been successful. A healthcare professional will be able to provide you with more information on the best course of action for your particular situation.

In conclusion, an Achilles injury does hurt when resting, especially in the later stages of the injury. It is essential to seek medical attention if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your Achilles tendon, as this can prevent further damage and aid in your recovery. Remember to consult with a qualified physiotherapist or chiropractor for proper diagnosis and treatment options. With proper care and attention, you can recover from an Achilles injury and get back to your previous level of activity and fitness.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or other Kitchener chiropractors at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC

Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC

Chiropractor, Clinic Director
Dr. Tyler Baron is a Chiropractic Doctor at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Baron takes a functional approach to care, utilizing his background in kinesiology, and advanced knowledge of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), and Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA). He has also received certifications in advanced manual techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy (ART).

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