Ultrasound Exam Results Show Thickening of Achilles Tendon
Ultrasound exam results showed up " thickening " of Achilles tendon sheath ?
Is this tenosynovitis ?
And is the treatment the same ?
Does the achilles have a tendon sheath?
Technically the achilles tendon does not have a tendon sheath, or 'synovial sheath'. But does have 'paratenon'...which is a sheath...
For our purposes, let's go with that yes, there is a tendon sheath around the achilles.
But even that is splitting hairs a little, as the achilles tendon is the achilles tendon, with some inner/outer structural variation.
So...thickening. Yes that happens.
The body is always changing, and depending on how one does or doesn't use their body, age, overall health, bodyweight and composition, etc.
A thickening of the tendon sheath isn't necessarily a bad thing.
If you have pain with it, that's a different story, and then it could certainly be, essentially, Tenosynovitis
Ultimately, the treatment is the same as for Tendonitis
1. Relax the muscles, open up the connective tissue.
2. Ice Dip and Ice Massage.
3. Cover bases with Vitamin D level up where it's supposed to be, Magnesium for Tendonitis
to help relax muscles/stop spastic tightness.
See: What Is Tendonitis?
See: Achilles Tendonitis
Tenosynovitis is a variation of tendonitis that is more stubborn, more acutely painful, and a bit tougher to get the inflammation out.----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com