Don’t Let Your Achilles Tendon Be Your Downfall

The Achilles tendon is vulnerable to injury, inflammation and wear and tear.

People who play sports, including basketball, soccer and tennis, can rupture the Achilles tendon from bursts of jumping or running. "The classic case is someone who plants his foot and then charges forward," says Dr. Berkowitz. The sudden movement can overstretch the tendon to the point that it tears. While this can happen to anyone, it most often occurs in men ages 30 to 50.
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