Saturday, May 22, 2010

Achilles Tendon Tear

Achilles Tendon
is the most powerful tendon
in the body. Tendons attach to
muscles and bones. It is located
in the lower back half of the calf
muscles, the soleus and the
gastrocnemius. The ruptures
usually occur with sports injuries
while playing sports likes
basketball, football, tennis or baseball.
When the tendon ruptures you usually hear a loud "pop"
and feel a snap in the calf area. Followed by sharp sever pain.
Each case is different.
Your Doctor usually request a MRI to see where the tear is located.
This will determine his treatment plan.
For informational purpose only. Always consult with your doctor.

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