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Achilles tendon problems

Published: Friday 5 September 2008, 0.10CET
Get the lowdown on Achilles Tendonitis.

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Published: Friday 5 September 2008, 0.10CET

Achilles tendon problems

Get the lowdown on Achilles Tendonitis.

The longest, strongest tendon in the body, the achilles can withstand a force of almost half a tonne without tearing; yet is still susceptible to wear and tear from excessive training. The result is achilles tendonitis - a partial rupture or inflammation of the band of tissue that attaches the calf to the heel. Often players can return quickly after a course of anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed by a doctor, but it is crucial not to resume playing too soon.

 
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