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Achilles tendonitis is a repetitive stress injury characterized by pain, inflammation, and swelling of the achilles tendon and its sheath. The entire calf muscle group may be affected. Achilles injury is usually mid-tendon, about 2 to 6 centimeters proximal to its attachment to the calcaneus. This is usually a repetitive stress disorder due to the accumulation of micro-trauma. However, it may occur as an acute strain. In general, acupuncture is beneficial for most patients using proper treatment described in this webinar. Instructor Whitfield Reaves will discuss the use of local needling using the “threading the tendon”, along with other adjacent and distal points. The practitioner should become much more familiar and confident with achilles tendonitis from the instruction and information of this webinar.
In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.