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ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES
Achilles Tendon is any injury to the Achilles Tendon – a tendon which stretches from the bone of the heel to the calf muscle. Tenderness, pain at the back of the foot and above the heel, stiffness, swelling and difficulty when pointing toes are all symptoms of an Achilles Tendon injury.
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.