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Understanding Your Diagnosis Of Achilles Tendonitis by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 11:53pm Achilles Tendonitis occurs in approximately 11% of runners and is usually a result of overusenot training properly or working on hard surfaces or up hill too much. Achilles tendonitis is slow to heel because the Achilles tendon has a normally poor blood supply which slow the healing process. How do you know if you have Achilles ... Read on »
Recovery from Ruptured Achilles Tendon by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 11 Dec 2009 10:44am "I'm a traditional reservist in the US Air Force. I'm a police officer in the Air Force as well as on the outside here in Fayetteville, NC. The issue I have is roughly 6 months ago I ruptured my left Achilles tendon. I'm making progress with physical therapy, but it's going slow. My question sir is after all is said and done with my rehab, i ... Read on »
Achilles Tendon Rupture by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Sep 2013 11:00pm According to sports medicine specialist Dr. Victor Khabie, while you might tear your Achilles tendon while walking or stepping in a hole, an Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that is most common in explosive sports that involve lots of running and jumping and especially sudden starts, stops and changes of direction at speed. Millions o ... Read on »
Ryan Howard Has Torn His Achilles Tendon by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Sat 08 Oct 2011 3:09pm If it isn't hard enough to take a loss that exits your team from the MLB postseason, first baseman Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies ruptured his Achilles tendon. With two outs, Ryan hit a ground ball to second base resulting in an easy play at first sending the Cardinals to the NLDS. What was out of view of the play was the injury that ... Read on »
Ways To Reduce Tendonitis Symptoms by Shilah C. Azib Posted Tue 13 Apr 2010 8:22pm Tendonitis is described as inflammation, swelling, and irritation of a tendon. It is a painful condition that is most often felt at the tendon insertion site. Tendons are bands of fibrous material that attach muscle to the bone. Tendonitis usually occurs in middle or old age and develops when people have used the same motion ove ... Read on »
Tendonitis Cures by Shilah C. Azib Posted Mon 24 May 2010 1:51am Tendonitis is described as inflammation, swelling, and irritation of a tendon. It is a painful condition that is most often felt at the tendon insertion site. Tendons are bands of fibrous material that attach muscle to the bone. Tendonitis usually occurs in middle or old age and develops when people have used the same motion over an ... Read on »
Alex Trebek Tears Achilles Tendon by DrGibson Posted Thu 28 Jul 2011 9:00am While in San Francisco for the National Geography Bee, Alex Trebek chased down a criminal and assisted in her capture on Tuesday at 2:30pm and ruptured his Achilles tendon .  He states that he knew immediately of the injury because of the audible pop, feeling of a pop and associated pain.  He is now walking on crutches because of the injury.  The ... Read on »
Achilles Tendinitis Prevention For Runners by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 30 Apr 2010 12:39pm Achilles tendinitis can be a problem for runners of 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons and half marathons. Actually, regular joggers have to be concerned about getting Achilles tendinitis. Here is the anatomy of the heel area Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon (the largest tendon in the body). The pain is felt just above th ... Read on »
Run Well: Achilles Tendinopathy by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:08pm We are excited to kick off a new series in partnership with Sports Injury Clinic.   www.sportsinjuryclinic.net    This site has been a well used site by me over the last year as I have worked through various injuries.  It provides the right amount of detail about the injury and tips on treatment as well.   And while we hope you don' t ... Read on »
My Achilles' heel by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 5:54pm Ladies, don't throw away the removable pocket of your mastectomy camisole! You can use it to cover your toes when you get your foot in a cast to heal your Achilles tendon! NB: When the temperature drops to the teens, you'll have to use a fuzzy sock instead. Yes, I am casted in fiberglass. It looks like I broke my leg. The cast is there to ... Read on »