Two months ago I was noticing discomfort (the non-operated) good tendon so, not wanting to to go through the same thing above, to follow an advice at www.mansfieldfootdoctor.com, I went to a physical therapist. I’ve changed city and I had noticed that the twin was I loaded a lot because climbing slopes continuously. Physical therapist arranged me Contracture but told me something that, until then, had not given importance.
He told me that the contraction was causing tendinitis. Even there I that already knew it, but he told me that fix Contracture does not mean that the problem will be.I spoke of the ankles should be aligned with the rest of joints (knee, hip…) so that all of the body weight is distributed well. Made me see that my ankles were something misaligned, something which, at first glance, not noticeable, and not when I’m on the street (i.e., is not to be bowlegged or have flat feet or who walk with their feet sideways). Simply noted me that the ankle which tendon I began to give discomfort was more deslineado than the other. Without commenting me much more, since she was not a chiropodist, I recommended a podiatrist who herself had attended. She told me that she has some templates because your ankles are also something special. Without thinking I anything I asked appointment with the Podiatrist, knowing that I was in another town and have to catch buses. I looked more podiatrists in my city, but she did not convince me either because no said that they were trying to specifically Achilles tendinitis.
When I did the Podiatrist shoes me, take off my pants, and walk barefoot down the aisle. Was watching me for three minutes and at the end he said: “I have found your problem.” I lay on the couch, I had a super exact point of the ankle, and I began to hurt. Explained to me had poor alignment in the ankles but that operated ankle misalignment was quite negligible (so my orthopedic surgeon never told me anything like that). He pulled out a skeleton and I began to have that ankle shaft must be aligned with the knee, and told me that my talus (or that I understood) did my ankle pisase wrong, which made twin stretch incorrectly, pushing the tendon.He told me that my previous tendinitis would probably come from the same.
Caught me the ankle, and relaxing it, made a sudden movement to reset it. He returned to play the starting point, and already do not hurt me. It made me go and I was different, and may better Flex the foot and without any pain at all. I was thrilled and couldn’t believe it me it, but he told me that the reset that I had done would disappear in half an hour, an hour, or a week. He told me that with some special templates could correct my problem of alignment of the ankles, so in another visit made them me, with a few moulds, taking measurements with a marker pen, and others.
And now I have to go progressively using the templates to carry them throughout the day. Templates make my ankle to behave correctly but, in doing so, the entire body must be rebalancing, so it is normal that in the first month of templates (talk about templates made to measures, not pharmacy templates) appear pains in other parts of the body. For example, the as per day that I took them I started to hurt much head and hip, I do not know if you have something to do.
And nothing, templates are for life and to use them always, and, although they are expensive in the end sale cheap bearing in mind that, if it should not, go more times to the physiotherapist during my life.
I’d like to leave some clear aspects:
( 1) everything that I have is for the case where the tendinitis are caused by misalignment of the ankles. According to the Podiatrist told me, most of the tendonitis caused by that. That is why I believe that it is important that, while the tendinitis is treated with orthopedic surgeons or physiotherapists, is going to a Podiatrist that they examine you tread and ankle alignment. Few people know the real work of the Podiatrist and I think that going to the Podiatrist you can take a good surprise if says: “quiet, tendinitis is due to the ankle. With templates you it will be.”
( 2) it is important to distinguish between “tendinitis as pathology” and “tendonitis as a symptom”. For example, in the event that said, tendinitis is simply a symptom that occurs since ankle alignment is incorrect. As much as you try to tendinitis, you again in a few months or years since the root (the alignment of the ankle) problem has not been solved.
( 3) if you have already gone to the Podiatrist and said you’re ankle properly, it doesn’t mean that this comment is incorrect. Simply your tendonitis can be caused by any other factor. For example, if put many cane body in racing or sports, even if your ankle is properly aligned, can cause you a tendinitis. Normally these tendinitis are typical that Yes heal in short time (one month) after to rest and follow the directions of your doctor.
( 4) when you go to the doctor what you think is your tendonitis is due to an overuse of the tendon, i.e., believe that you have a tendinitis of the manual, so it is normal to not give more importance. Even if you go to the orthopedist may this happens unless you show clear signs of a mismatch in the ankle. Therefore, I think that it is very important to visit the Podiatrist before a tendonitis, simply as a precaution, so that you will not be more, and to avoid future problems.
( 5) that tendinitis you cure does not mean that it will not happen again. It may be that you’ve done stretching or that you’ve gone to the Physio, but if your case is due to misalignment of the ankle, you have not solved the main problem. Therefore, I think that it is important to go to the Podiatrist even when you have you recovered from tendinitis, to avoid possible relapses.
( 6) for all these cases, the best treatment is always a joint treatment between podologo+fisioterapeuta. For example, my Podiatrist called my physical therapist to tell you to do me a few specific exercises to strengthen the ankle joint.
I hope to serve you.