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The Achilles tendon is the largest in the body, attaching the calf muscles to the heel bone. This important tendon can cause debilitating pain when it is injured, making it difficult to walk, run or perform many activities. Achilles tendon pain is often caused by strains or tendonitis, which is slow to heal due to constant use. At DOCS Health, our team of pain management specialists can offer treatment for injuries to the Achilles tendon. Injection therapy may be one of the treatments recommended at our pain clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

The Achilles tendon is stiff and does not stretch easily without causing small tears or damage. When the Achilles tendon is stressed continuously or not properly protected, it can result in tendonitis. This can cause pain that increases with activity, often described as a burning sensation in the back of the ankle. Achilles tendonitis can cause stiffness and swelling. If not resolved, this can lead to Achilles tendinosis, a chronic pain condition.

Achilles tendon pain is often caused by wearing poor footwear, not stretching pre-workout or ongoing stress from certain activities. If ignored, it can result in thickening of the tendon and other issues that can contribute to chronic pain.

Treatment for Achilles Tendon Pain

Injection therapy for tendonitis is a common treatment, but it must be carefully performed for the Achilles tendon. While steroid injections are used to relieve inflammation, it is often not recommended for tendonitis in the Achilles tendon. Regenerative medicine may be an option for tendons that have damage and need assistance healing. Our orthopedic physicians and pain specialists at DOCS Health can determine if Achilles tendon injections could be beneficial to promote healing or relieve pain. We offer a wide selection of interventional treatments that help stop pain at the source to give you relief from your tendon pain.

If you have Achilles tendonitis, tendinosis or other types of ankle pain, Achilles tendon injections may offer relief. To learn more about interventional treatment for Achilles tendon pain conditions, contact us at DOCS Health in Beverly Hills, CA, to schedule an Achilles tendon consultation to discuss the best treatment to give you relief.