Radiotherapy for Achilles Tendonitis
Treating insertional Achilles tendonitis with radiotherapy can significantly reduce the associated heel pain.
Our consultants are nationally-renowned specialists in radiotherapy for Achilles tendonitis, with extensive experience of how to achieve the best possible treatment outcome.
We’ll advise you whether this treatment is likely to be effective for you depending on your stage of disease.
Effectiveness of Radiotherapy for Insertional Achilles Tendonitis
A group of researchers evaluated the outcome of low-dose radiation therapy schedules for patients with pain due to inflammation around the Achilles tendon.¹ During the study, patients rated their heel pain before treatment and after radiotherapy. The results showed that up to 95% of all patients responded to radiation treatment.
¹ Ott, O., Jeremias, C., Gaipl, U., Frey, B., Schmidt, M. and Fietkau, R. (2015). Radiotherapy for benign achillodynia. Strahlentherapie und Onkologie, 191(12), pp.979-984.