Ankle pain can severely limit your mobility and keep you from enjoying the activities you love to do. It might hurt to walk normally or use stairs, and getting anywhere can take twice as long. Conditions such as Achilles tendonitis and retrocalcaneal bursitis can be very painful, and finding proper treatment is the only way to relieve your discomfort and help you move normally again. At Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we can provide stem cell injections that promote healing from within, restoring your ankle to optimal functionality.
Achilles tendonitis is a condition that can affect anyone, and is often found in runners and other athletes. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and it is crucial to proper movement when running, jumping, or walking. Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of the Achilles due to overuse or overexertion, and it can be extremely painful. The tendon may also begin to degenerate or tear apart, and stem cell treatments can help restore the tissue.
The retrocalcaneal bursa is located in the back of the ankle near the heel, and acts a cushion between the muscle, tendons, and bone. It’s where the Achilles attaches to the heel bone, and as with Achilles tendonitis, the bursa can become inflamed or irritated due to overuse. If you enjoy running or playing sports that require jumping, such as basketball, you may be at risk for retrocalcaneal bursitis. If so, stem cell treatments can help relieve your pain.
If your ankles are giving you problems or there is intense pain when you walk or run, please make an appointment with us as soon as possible. We’ll provide the treatment you need to get back to the activities you love.