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ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES
Achilles Tendon Injuries are caused due to extreme sports and physical activities, as well as falls or injuries which can lead to torn tendons. Owing to the damage to the tendons, the patient may suffer from a variety of symptoms including pain along the foot and the heel, especially during motion, as well as acute pain while stretching the ankle.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this condition can be carried out by an orthopedic specialist, who knows his or her way around the joints and bones of the body. In most cases, an X Ray will be conducted to learn about the extent of the damage.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES TREATED?
Medication and rest are the best way to get around the pain, as well as cold compresses and ice packs. Also, you may be asked to indulge in muscle strengthening exercises for better healing.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some simple tips which can help avoid Achilles Tendon Injury are avoiding uphill running, wearing proper fitting shoes with adequate support and slowly increasing the pace of the physical activity. Also never ignore any kind of pain or discomfort at the back of the heels.