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Insertional Achilles Tendonitis involves the lower portion of the heel, where the tendon attaches or "inserts" into the bone. Tendonitis that affects the insertion of the tendon can occur at any time, even in people who are not overly active. If you don't seek proper and complete treatment for your Insertional Achilles Tendonitis, there is a possibility of the tendon rupturing or tearing.
You need to promote blood flow to help your Achilles heal quickly. You need the BFST® Achilles Wraps from King Brand® Healthcare.
You need to get rid of swelling to help reduce pain in your Achilles quickly. You need the ColdCure® Achilles Wraps from King Brand® Healthcare.
Do this and your Insertional Achilles Tendonitis can truly heal -- finally.
You don't have to wait. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For Insertional Achilles Tendonitis, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy® (BFST®) gives your injured Achilles tendon the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
Blood flow brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area -- a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured Achilles tendon at rest often has restricted blood flow, which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. Physical activity will promote blood flow but all too often it also results in small but frequent re-injury, which extends your healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. With a King Brand® BFST® Wrap, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Insertional Achilles Tendonitis at a surprisingly rapid rate.
Professional athletes are the best example of how quickly people can really recover from Achilles Tendonitis. When a professional athlete is injured, they have explicit instructions to stay off their ankle -- no physical activity, no weight on the leg, crutches -- they are ordered to rest the ankle completely. Injured professional athletes are also attended to by professional athletic therapists. These pro therapists have always been assigned to the athlete to ensure they supplement the healing process, to stimulate blood flow many times each day. Regular blood flow stimulation is a standard part of that therapy because the more we promote blood flow, the faster we will heal. That's why professional athletes are back in the game in days or weeks while regular patients with the same injuries often take months or even years to heal. With the addition of BFST®, pro athletes and others who use it are recovering from their Insertional Achilles Tendonitis faster than ever.
Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Injuries can be so painful and debilitating that it can cause us to rely heavily on painkillers. It's important to understand that while painkillers can be helpful, they can be extremely dangerous to take when you're being active. Painkillers completely block the pain signal, making you unaware of any further damage you could be doing to your Achilles tendon. Always restrict pain killers to times of rest. More specifically, only take painkillers right before bed.
Analgesics such as ASA, acetaminophen or tylenol are often used to treat the pain but these drugs do nothing to heal the actual condition. These types of pain medications are actually known to be blood thinners and make the bleeding worse for fresh tissue injuries. This will interfere with the healing process, and cause the recovery time to increase. NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Advil or Aleve can work to reduce swelling and pain but it's important to know when to take them at the proper time. To maximize healing and minimize pain and swelling, do a BFST® treatment right before bed, then take an NSAID like ibuprofen, Advil or Aleve. The BFST® treatment will work to aid healing while you sleep, and the NSAID will work to relieve the pain and inflammation, so you experience a more restful sleep. Do not take NSAID's during the day. During the day you can continue to reduce the pain and swelling by using ColdCure® treatments.
During the day, ColdCure® treatments will continue to reduce your swelling and relieve your pain while you're active. Use the ColdCure® Wrap any time you are experiencing visible swelling and/or significant pain. This could be immediately upon injury or during a flare-up of swelling and pain. You should also do a ColdCure® treatment immediately after any physical activity that involves heavy use of your feet. ColdCure® works faster than painkillers. While painkillers take 20 minutes to kick in, you will feel the cool, soothing relief of ColdCure® as soon as you apply the wrap to your ankle.
Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are only intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers only mask the pain. Without fail this causes people to overstress and re-strain their Insertional Achilles tendon, making their condition worse. It is understandable that people need relief from the pain, so if you have to take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are off your feet. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
When using the ColdCure® Achilles Wrap for Insertional Achilles Tendonitis, simply turn the gel upside down and slide it down inside the back part of the wrap so it targets the painful area. Make sure you wear a sock during treatment to avoid cold burns. The Energy Web® inside the BFST® Achilles Wrap does not need to be adjusted at all when using it to treat Insertional Achilles Tendonitis, since the warmth and EMR will reach the entire surrounding area.