Being able to prevent Achilles tendinitis from coming back is important for reducing the risk of a long-term, chronic condition—ankle instability. There are several important steps you can take to achieve this:
- Make sure an existing case of Achilles tendinitis is completely healed before resuming physical activity.
- Ease back into activity by starting at lower levels of intensity and duration, and then gradually building up.
- Stretch your lower limbs, especially the calf muscles, every day.
- Replace shoes that are worn out.
- Cross-train by swapping out a couple of high-impact workout sessions every week with low-impact ones like yoga, biking, or swimming.
At Southern Tier Podiatry, we are not only concerned with the foot and ankle issues that affect you today—we also want you to have long-term lower limb health. We will create a treatment plan for your Achilles tendinitis that, when followed correctly, will keep your risk of ankle instability at a minimum. Contact our Broome County, NY office by calling (607) 217-5668 for more information or simply schedule an appointment with us online today.