The Answers You Need to Settle Your Foot Care Questions
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right answers to your questions. Other times it can be too embarrassing to even ask the right questions. That is why we take the initiative to answer common foot care queries without the need to be asked. Come get the answers you and your feet need.
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Who is most at risk for Achilles tendon ruptures?
An Achilles tendon rupture can happen to anyone, but some people have a much higher risk for this injury than others. The people who typically tear their Achilles are casual athletes, especially if they’re middle-aged, who do sports occasionally for fun but may not be conditioned for the strain. Middle-aged people have this risk because they are still young enough to be active, but their bodies are not as strong and durable as they were—particularly if they’re busy working and don’t otherwise exercise. Men are most likely to be in this group of casual athletes, increasing their likelihood of a rupture. Sports with jumping, running, and lots of sudden starts, stops, or direction changes increase the risk of injury even more.
Fortunately, even if you are a man in your forties who plays soccer every other weekend, you aren’t doomed to rupture your Achilles. The right conditioning and foot care can prevent this. Let Dr. Robert Parker at Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston, TX, help you stay on your feet and in the game. Call (281) 497-2850 or use the web request form to make an appointment with us.
Why does Achilles Tendinitis Cause Heel Pain?
Sometimes, Achilles tendinitis and heel pain are integrally related. Your Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your foot by attaching to the back of the heel. When you develop tendonitis there, the tissue swells and tightens, pulling on your heel bone. This causes that pain. The tighter your Achilles is, the more your foot will ache. Much like other causes of heel discomfort, your foot will hurt the most after exercising or after an extended period of inactivity, such as when you first wake up in the morning.
These two problems are overuse injuries, so they do not get better on their own. You will need to invest in treatment to restore you lower limbs to full health and strength. Contact Parker Foot & Ankle here in Houston for more information or to make an appointment to take care of your feet and ankles. You can reach us with your requests by filling out the form on our website or by calling (281) 497-2850.