Monday October 5, 2015
If you or if someone you love is suffering from the pain of Achilles tendonitis, you are probably searching for answers about this condition. Although the condition is common among middle-aged recreational athletes, the pain and inflammation it brings may be new and concerning to you. Fortunately, the surgeons for Achilles pain tendonitis at Rothman Institute have important information to share with you based on their long experience and specialization in this field. Below you will find five important facts you need to know if you are suffering from this condition.
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Friday October 2, 2015
The largest, thickest, and strongest tendon in the body is the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. This tendon supports all stress, exertion and force of exercise. Common activities like running can stress your tendon up to three times of your body weight. Overuse, and specifically repetitive stress is a main culprit of Achilles tendonitis. But, inactivity does not necessarily spare you from Achilles pain. Achilles tendonitis affects a wide range of individuals with varying activity levels from sedentary to very active. If nonsurgical treatment is not an option, it is possible Achilles pain tendonitis surgeons will recommend a surgical approach to achieve recovery.
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Dr. Marchetto discusses golfing and hydration
Rothman Institute's Dr. Paul Marchetto discusses the importance of staying hydrated while golfing.