How to Prevent Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is one of the most common overuse injuries in athletes. The Achilles tendon consists of a band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This tissue is used to walk, run, jump, or push up on your toes. Tendinitis often occurs in the lower limbs, and athletes such as runners, dancers, soccer players, and basketball players who increase their training intensity suddenly are commonly associated with this injury. Here are some symptoms associated with tendonitis and prevention strategies to keep you healthy and limber.

Symptoms

 

Always speak to your doctor if you experience persistent pain. While most cases can be treated with RICE methods and rest, some severe cases of tendonitis can lead to tendon tears or ruptures that may require surgery.

 

Factors That Can Increase Risk

 

How to Reduce Risk

 

Don’t play through the pain because it only makes conditions worse. Contact the Vereen Center today on more ways to prevent tendonitis.