The official website for European football

Achilles tendon problems

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

Last updated: 08/04/16 7.22CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=519165.html#achilles+tendon+problems

UEFA.com features

Snap shot: Gerrard and Liverpool's Istanbul heroes
  • Snap shot: Gerrard and Liverpool's Istanbul heroes
  • Tim Wiese in WWE: post-playing career changes
  • Master predator Miroslav Klose retires
  • Revenge is sweet: Great matchday four recoveries
  • Who exactly are Zorya Luhansk?
  • Handy on the wing: Europe's footballing birds
  • Pick of the 2016 WU19 EURO photos
  • Watch Netherlands beat Spain in 2014 final
  • France's Griezmann on 2010 Under-19 triumph
  • The rise of Leicester and England's Jamie Vardy
1 of 10