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How to Diagnose & Treat Achilles Tendon Injury

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Keeping active is important as you age. However, activity can also lead to injury. Even the most careful athletes can suffer from tendon injuries, and injuries to the foot or ankle is no exception. The Achilles tendon, also called the calcaneal tendon, is especially vulnerable to injury in middle aged athletes, so it’s important to identify and treat injuries as soon as possible to prevent further injury.

What Causes Tendonitis?

Achilles tendon pain is frequently caused by intense physical activity, including running. Frequent stops and starts, as well as pushing off motions, such as when one is running or training for intense sports, can lead to tendon injuries and affect the athlete’s performance if the Achilles tendon is put under too much stress. Read more