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The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It runs from your heel and connects to your calf muscles, the gastrocnemius, and soleus. The tendon is protected at the heel by two bursae.

Achilles Tendon injuries can be serious, with overuse leading to tears and ruptures that can sideline you for several months.

Tendonitis is the bane of the weekend athlete who may place too much stress on the heel and then fail to stretch it after a workout. Tendonitis is caused by overuse. Too much running or walking can inflame the base of the tendon where it connects with the heel. Poor shoe choice can also aggravate an Achilles tendon. If you have high blood pressure or are taking antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class, you may be prone to tendinopathy in your leg.

  • Mild ache at the rear of the leg
  • Pain above the heel
  • Tenderness or stiffness on waking
The long term success of Dr. Greenberg’s patients is attributed to a specialized approach to the examination process. Deemed “The Greenberg Method,” this diagnostic approach not only looks into the area of damage and pain, but also evaluates the mechanics and structure of the bone and joints related to the area of the pain. For instance, not only will we look at the achilles tendon, but also the pelvic tilt, and the stance of the foot and ankle. In executing The Greenberg Method, Dr. Greenberg often discovers that conditions experienced in one area of the body are often rooted in a different area that hasn’t been treated before. While an isolated joint treatment ignores physiology and the evaluation of movement, The Greenberg Method’s full-body examination produces a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. In return, the patient experiences a greater reduction in pain and improvement in function, which helps them get back on their feet to resume their daily routines, pain free.

Dr. Greenberg’s team will perform The Greenberg Method. We will carefully examine your knee, calf muscles, Achilles tendon and heel to fully understand the biomechanics of your leg, ankle and foot.

Depending on the condition of your Achilles tendon, Dr. Greenberg may recommend The Greenberg Method. It is a dynamic approach that seeks to naturally reverse Achilles tendon injuries by administering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections which have proven to be very effective. PRP stimulates regenerative healing of the tendon and adjacent muscles, nerves and bursae. The team may palpate your calf and ankle to uncover undiagnosed damage which may also be causing you pain. We treat all of it. The Greenberg Method treats you holistically, renews you physically and seeks to rekindle a feeling of wellness so you become a healthier and happier YOU.

If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.