Our calf muscle and heel bone are connected together with a special fibrous cord called Achilles tendon. This respective tendon is a strong one that supports your movements when running, jumping and walking. This tendon is vulnerable to be damaged if it is weakened or thinned. In fact, middle-aged individuals (particularly the male athletes) are more likely to experience Achilles rupture compared to youngsters. Specifically, those who play sports that require running, jumping and pivoting are more likely to have Achilles rupture. Also individuals with medical conditions such as: diabetes, high cholesterol, on immunosuppressant medications (rheumatoid arthritis, cancer medication or radiation) are more likely to have Achilles tendon rupture symptoms as well.
Achilles rupture is the condition in which can be a complete Achilles tendon tear or a partial tear. Mostly patients will feel a really sharp pain in the Achilles tendon, or most say it feels like a “kick.” In cases, some patients even heard it snapping. Many of the Achilles ruptures are missed diagnosis.
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Dr. Jones Hormozi is a Board Certified Podiatrist in Los Angeles. Dr. Hormozi is known for treating sports injuries in patients of all ages. He has treated and operated on professional athletes, semi professional athletes, college athletes and high school athletes. Dr. Hormozi is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences.