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Achilles Tendon Rupture & Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles Tendon Rupture and Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

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For sports that require a lot of running, jumping, and changes in direction, it is common to have injuries involving the Achilles tendon.

There are several different injuries that can occur to the Achilles tendon. These include tendonitis, or a rupture. With tendonitis, it is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, caused by overuse. With a rupture, the cause is a sudden, unexpected force, that causes the tendon to tear. When there is a complete rupture, surgery to repair it is the only option.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Despite the fact that it can withstand 1,000 pounds of force, the Achilles tendon often ruptures.
  • To prevent Achilles injuries, warm up before activity, stretch, and practice plyometric drills (running, jumping, etc.).
  • Immediate treatment is necessary with the R.I.C.E.R. regimen: rest, ice, compression, elevation and a referral for treatment.

"Sports with the highest occurrence of Achilles injury include running, walking, cycling, football, basketball and tennis."

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