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Achilles Tendonitis Treatment using Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

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Effective drug-free, safe treatment for Achilles Tendonitistendonitis, tennis elbow, bursitis, RSI, sprains, strains, Carpal Tunnel syndromeRotator Cuff Injury, plantar fasciitis, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Osgood Schlatter’s, Sever’s disease, ligament injury, osteoarthritis, heel spur, golfers elbow, de Quervains tendonitis, etc in Melbourne, Victoria

Also known as Achilles tendinitis or Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendinopathy can be successfully treated with LLLT to achieve resolution.

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GP, Dr Shikha Parmar,
has a special interest in providing a drug-free safe, effective treatment solution in Melbourne for acute injuries and chronic pain using low level laser light therapy (laser therapeutics).





The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and is the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone.

Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury. A tendon injury may seem to happen suddenly, but usually it is the result of many micro-tears to the tendon that have happened over time.

It is common in those who make the same motions over and over in their jobs, sports (e.g joggers and jumpers), or daily activities.

Common causes include: over-training, unaccustomed use – “too much too soon”, sudden change in training surface e.g. grass to bitumen, toe walking (or constantly wearing high heels), poorly supportive footwear, hill running.

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Achilles tendonitis may be felt as a tightness and/or burning pain at the beginning of activity, which gets less during activity and then worsens following activity. The tendon may feel stiff first thing in the morning after sleeping, after sitting for long periods or at the beginning of exercise. It may feel weak.

Many patients will notice a bump either in the tendon or right behind the heel bone. Some may also get irritation from shoes rubbing against the bump and feel better when wearing backless shoes or a shoe with a slight heel versus shoes that are flat.


A diagnosis is usually able to be made based on the history and a physical examination

Achilles tendons will often have a painful and prominent lump within the tendon. There is enlargement, tenderness to touch and warmth of the tendon 1 to 4 inches above its heel insertion.

An ultrasound may also be performed to further evaluate how much of the tendon is affected and to look for any tears.



Traditionally, treatments for Achilles Tendonitis consist of temporary pain relief using anti-inflammatory medication, rest, and icing the area. While ice numbs the pain it also prevents healthy blood flow which is essential to providing oxygen and nutrients to the area to heal it, and remove waste products and CO2. Ice should therefore not be applied to injuries after the acute phase (the first day). http://drmirkin.com/fitness/why-ice-delays-recovery.html

A number of other treatments are described in the literature e.g. massage, stretching, and none of these definitely heal the tissues.

It is not possible to heal damaged soft tissues through strengthening exercises. The injured tendon needs to heal before it and its supporting structures can be strengthened.

Anti-inflammatory medications do not heal tissues and simply act by masking pain. Use even beyond a week is associated with a number of and side-effects and evidence indicates these medications in fact can delay tissue healing.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an effective, painless, non-invasive treatment option for Achilles tendonitis. This treatment is backed by over 40 years of scientific research and clinical evidence. LLLT removes the obstacles to healing, being inflammation, and stimulates the body’s own healing processes thereby promoting tissue healing. Read in detail here how LLLT can resolve Achilles Tendonitis, effectively and affordably.

To see how Low Level Laser Therapy can help your condition contact us for more information or to make an appointment.


South Yarra, Victoria
Suite 8, 200 Toorak Road
(Ground floor from William St)
South Yarra, Vic 3141
Ph: 03 8529 2225
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Train: South Yarra Station, 100m, 1 minute walk
Tram: Route 58, stop  no. 127

Easy off-street free parking:
If driving you will find many free 1P and 2P spots on and around Toorak Rd near the clinic.

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We are dedicated to helping our patients with the most technically advanced, proven and affordable medical therapies. Our treatment modalities offer evidence-based, safe, non-invasive and painless solutions to improve health, well-being and quality of life.


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