Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury resulting is repetitive injury to the achilles tendon. Symptoms commonly include pain, swelling and stiffness at the back of the heel. The incidence of achilles tendinopathy has dramatically increased as a result of people leading a more active lifestyle. Those typically affected are people participating in racquet sports, running and football. Up to a third, however, may not play any sport at all. Management of this condition involves addressing the biomechanics of movement, in chronic cases this may not resolve symptoms.
We offer a convenient one stop clinic and competitive fixed price diagnostics package to identify the issue and recommend prompt treatment.
Achilles Tendinopathy – the treatment
We offer a range of treatments tailored to your condition including:
- Platelet rich plasma or PRP
- Steroid Injections
- Shockwave Therapy
We offer a fixed price price package to diagnose and treat your condition. All under the guidance of a top London specialist who is an expert in this condition.
This includes a consultation with an orthopaedic specialist, an MRI and a X-ray. This will ensure that your condition is diagnosed and that we can commence the correct treatment pathway.
After your consultation we will offer packages of treatment which will range from physiotherapy courses to a combination of physiotherapy and other regenerative treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is an innovative new treatment in sports and orthopaedic medicine and uses your own blood for healing muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. A small amount of your blood is placed in a filtration system, which separates your red blood cells from plasma and platelets. This plasma contains high concentration of your own body growth fractures which are injected into your injured tissue and initiates your body’s natural healing response. Your procedure will be carried out at our Harley Street out-patient department.
This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers – see our evidence section to find out more.