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Achilles Tendonitis: Rely on Podiatrists to Provide the Best Solutions

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Achilles Tendinitis, Running Injuries | Comments Off on Achilles Tendonitis: Rely on Podiatrists to Provide the Best Solutions

When we go outside to walk to the mailbox or sprint across the street, our Achilles tendon is hard at work. It is the large tendon that helps connect certain muscles in our legs to our heels. Consequently, it may act up after periods of extended use. When the Achilles tendon has clearly been overworked, it has a tendency to stiffen, swell up and feel tender to the touch. It’s a condition that podiatrists call Achilles tendonitis. What is the Problem? The pain, swelling and stiffness commonly associated with Achilles tendonitis are surmountable with a skilled podiatrist’s help. Before coming up with a care plan to address a person’s Achilles tendonitis, a podiatrist will generally take steps to confirm the diagnosis. The confirmation is often made with the aid of diagnostic imaging and expert, manual manipulation. How Can Experience...

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4 Tips on How to Avoid Achilles Tendinitis for Runners

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Achilles Tendinitis, Running Injuries | Comments Off on 4 Tips on How to Avoid Achilles Tendinitis for Runners

For runners who compete in long distance marathons, achilles tendinitis can affect your performance. It happens when the achilles (the large tendon that connects your two calf muscles to the back of your heel bone) gets inflamed due to too much stress, or sustained weight. Then, over time scar tissue covers the tendon making it less flexible, which can lead to subsequent damages like a tear. So, preventing and relieving foot pain like achilles tendinitis through strength-training and conditioning, rather than adding more support, can be an effective way to produce stronger feet that are less likely to have problems. Foot Grips A foot grip is an exercise much like a hand grip. The feet, using an isometric exercise, are contracted as if they are attempting to hold something. It can be done in any position, and when done...

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