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Achilles Treatment

Suffering from Achilles tendinopathy and want effective treatment in Auckland? Visit our leading osteopathy clinic specialising in shockwave therapy. Our expert team of osteopaths combine osteopathic techniques with shockwave therapy to alleviate Achilles tendon pain and promote healing. Discover how our specialised approach can help you regain mobility and overcome Achilles tendinopathy discomfort. Schedule your appointment today!

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Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the back of the ankle, specifically affecting the Achilles tendon. It is commonly observed in individuals who participate in repetitive activities or sports. The typical clinical presentation includes symptoms such as tenderness, swelling, and difficulty with activities involving the affected tendon. Specialised treatment, including shockwave therapy, is often necessary to alleviate symptoms and promote healing for this condition.

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Treatments are quick and typically take around 5 minutes to 15 minutes depending on the treatment site.

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Shockwave therapy doesn't require injections or surgery and is a great alternative to sterioid injections.

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Shockwave is shown to reduce the average pain score from 8.5/10 to 1.5/10 within four weekly sessions.

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What is Achilles Tendinopathy?

Achilles tendinopathy is a condition where the Achilles tendon undergoes degeneration, inflammation, or damage, leading to pain and a decline in function. This condition typically arises from causes such as overuse, repetitive strain, or the natural ageing process.

When compared to other common Achilles injuries like Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendon rupture, Achilles tendinopathy is a broader term encompassing various stages of tendon degeneration. It includes both tendonitis, which involves acute tendon inflammation, and tendinosis, which signifies chronic degenerative changes in the tendon. In contrast, Achilles tendon rupture involves a partial or complete tendon tear and requires immediate medical attention.

Achilles tendinopathy is typically characterised by persistent pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon region. In comparison, acute tendonitis may exhibit more visible signs of inflammation and swelling. It is important to recognise these distinctions to better comprehend and address the specific nature of Achilles tendinopathy.

How can Shockwave Therapy help Osteoarthritis?

Achilles tendinopathy can be effectively treated with radial shockwave therapy. Extensive research has demonstrated the benefits of shockwave therapy, including promoting tissue regeneration, enhancing blood flow, and reducing inflammation in the treated area.


Research has demonstrated that shockwave therapy can significantly improve pain and functional outcomes in individuals with Achilles tendinopathy (Wang et al., 2012) and when compared with eccentric exercises, shockwave therapy provided comparable or even superior results in pain reduction and functional improvement (Rompe et al., 2009).


These noteworthy findings emphasise the efficacy of radial shockwave therapy as a non-invasive treatment option for Achilles tendinopathy.

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