Description: Man playing basketballSeveral people look forward to spending time outdoors and participating in recreational activities. However this hobby has been proven to cause more injuries to the Achilles tendon than professional sports. In Foot and Ankle International Journal, more than 400 men participated in a study and the result showed their Achilles tendon ruptured because of recreational sports.

Foot and ankle injuries can be seen frequently in athletes like basketball player Kobe Bryant. However, according to the study; it is less likely to happen with athletes, than it is with people who engage in recreational activities. Additionally, the older the participant is in recreational activities, the higher a risk they are act of injuring themselves. “Meanwhile, you’re at a higher risk because as you get older, your tissue gets less and less elastic, says Dr. Steven Raikin, author of the study.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be an “unbearable frustration” and a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can examine your Achilles tendon, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles to the calf and heel of the foot. The strongest tendon in the body, it is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such so important, any injuries to it can cause severe complications and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

- Inflammation
-  Pain Ranging From Dull to Severe
- Increased blood flow to the tendon

Treatment and Prevention

- Stretching before and after exercise
- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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