Pain, swelling, or bruising on the back of the heel or lower leg due to an injury or mis-step can cause inflammation of the Achilles tendon. X-ray and MRI are crucial to diagnose a possible tear which can be serious and lead to a rupture if not diagnosed promptly. MLS laser therapy is recommended to facilitate healing of the tendon.
The foot and ankle are highly specialized structures that absorb the weight of the body and enable us to move. Experts estimate that the force and pressure on your feet when walking can be up to two times your body weight. This pressure can increase with more vigorous movements such as running and jumping. With so much pressure on your feet and ankles, they undergo a lot of wear and tear throughout your life and are highly susceptible to injury and trauma.
The foot and ankle are a complex system of bones, ligaments, muscles, and joints that provide the structure and stability we need to move freely. If any of these components become compromised or weakened due to injury, overuse, degenerative conditions, or sprains, it can significantly impact your foot’s ability to move and function properly.