Achilles Tendon Injury

Joy Johnson

SPORT INJURIES

  • Occur when playing sports or exercising
  • Some are accidents and others are from poor training practices or improper gear
  • Not warming up or stretching correctly can also lead to injuries
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MOST COMMON SPORTS RELATED INJURIES

WAYS TO AVOID INJURY

  • Start workouts with a gentle warm-up and end it with a cool down (this increases blood flow and begins to increase your flexibility
  • Do not overuse certain muscle
  • Stop when you are fatigued

ACHILLES TENDOR INJURIES

  • Affects both professional and amateur athletes
  • This tendon allows you to point your toes and extend your foot
  • Most commonly injured because of tendentious
  • Men over 30 are especially vulnerable to this injury
  • To diagnose injury, doctor will give full physical exam and take X-rays