By: Max Phillips
How it Works and when its not working
Your achilles is a tendon on the back of your ankle that connects your calf muscle to you heel. It helps you walk when it is functioning correctly. When not, it swells up and you feel a sharp pain. It hurts to run walk up a steep incline.
Both male and female are affected by Achilles Tendonitis. The most common sports that cause Achilles Tendonitis are basketball players and runners. According to a recent study, the people that are most affected by Achilles Tendonitis are the U.S.A and European population. In a review of charts that were produced by the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, 400 people, 331 males and 69 females were diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis over a 10-year period. The African American race was at a lower probability of getting Achilles Tendonitis. 7 out of 100,000 athletes will get Achilles Tendonitis.
The doctor determines that you have is disorder if there is a tenderness when touched. The doctor can also tell if the back of the foot is puffed up and swollen. The doctor might also have you do some heel exercises.
One of the treatments for this disorder is the R.I.C.E formula. The R.I.C.E formula is rest, ice, compress, elevate. Another treatment option is doing a series of exercises that the doctor show you. You can also get surgery on it. The Doctor makes an incision right above your heel bone. The Doctor finds the two ends of the ligament and sews them back together.
Your life expectancy will not be affected by this disorder.
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