Why Protecting Your Achilles Begins With Prevention
Whether you're a big-time athlete, weekend athlete, or not really much of an athlete at all, injuring your Achilles tendon is something that can happen to any of us at any time. While athletes are more likely to suffer an impact injury of their Achilles, people who don't engage in daily physical activities tend to have weaker Achilles tendons to begin with, which put them at equal risk for suffering an accident from overusing the undeveloped tendon.
At Precision Foot and Ankle Centers, you'll find that taking proper care of your Achilles is made a whole lot easier with the help of the expert podiatrists on site, who are on a mission to cure all that ails your failing feet! Whether you suffered a ruptured Achilles during a football drill, have Achilles tendonitis from playing basketball too long on those ill-fitting shoes, or simply want to strengthen that all-important structure between your calf and the balls of your feet, you can find full relief and improved strength for your Achilles so it no longer has to be your Achilles' heel!
Check out some helpful ways to prevent an Achilles injury below:
- Stretch your calf muscles before you work out - This allows your Achilles to loosen, avoiding the stiffness that causes ankle and Achilles injuries when you hop right into a physical activity without a warm-up.
- Wear proper foot attire every time - Orthotics can also help provide increased Achilles support while reducing potential stress on the tendon caused by running around and staying active.
- Take scheduled rest days, and switch to workouts that don't use your Achilles every once in awhile -Swimming is a leading workout that accomplishes this.
For more information on how you can avoid an Achilles injury going forward, give one of the trusted podiatrists at Precision Foot and Ankle Centers a call today at (310) 791-1092 for optimal Achilles and surrounding ankle relief right here in Torrance, CA!