New Research by Dr. Marc Blatstein Reveals Connection Between Damage to Achilles Tendon and Speed of Diagnosis

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Each year millions of Americans get tendonitis in their Achilles tendon, the range of severity is different for all, but the basic principles of recovery may apply to all.

Resting does not mean lying around doing nothing as that can have negative effect. Instead most doctors in addition to stretching, physical therapy may also recommend activities such as swimming which does not have the same stress as running.

The Achilles tendon is prone to injury because the Achilles muscle tendon complex has constant stress applied to it. Over time lack of appropriate exercise, sudden insult or movement during either ran aggressive activity of a motor vehicle accident, both of which contribute to Achilles injuries. Researching and treating Achilles injuries, Dr. Marc J. Blatstein, Podiatrist has found a connection between the recovery from an injury and the being treated for the injury.

Dr. Marc J. Blatstein, Podiatrist said that treating a tendonitis injury can be as simple as resting. “As long as your physician can examine you in time and then a conservative course of treatment can be recommended.” The problem is though that many people, especially the younger generations are always trying to push themselves further and further, and having to rest can make them feel they are being passed over. So many teenagers and young adults have to have more aggressive treatments that hopefully will obviate their need for surgery. As the inflammation continues and the tendon tightens, this is when the tendon could tear or rupture.

Dr. Marc J. Blatstein, Podiatrist said there is one thing every person who is asked to rest need to realize. “Resting does not mean lying around doing nothing as that can have negative effect. Instead most doctors in addition to stretching, physical therapy may also recommend activities such as swimming which does not have the same stress as running.” Either way, this is something most people will experience, but with a little prevention and sound medical guidance life will continue to be out there to be enjoyed by all.

Over the years the tendon then becomes more and more susceptible to injury as it loses some of it loses elasticity. It does not take much overuse to cause tendonitis. Most people have felt that burn in the back of your ankle that comes from your Achilles tendon. It is what allows people to raise their toes and push of on their toes when they are running. The major cause of most Achilles tendon injuries is caused by overuse, especially repeated movements. This causes micro tears which over time will cause inflammation or tendonitis in the tendon. More and more physicians are finding prevention may be the key.

The susceptibility to injury to Achilles increases because people are living longer and are interested in maintaining their health and well-being. This increases the importance to warm up before activities, to get proper instruction on how to properly perform activities that keep people feeling young as well as to getting a physician’s advice on the proper method of stretching as well as other preventative measures. It is important to keep in mind that no one is exempt from Achilles tendonitis. Many teenagers who play sports or run and jump often are also prone to getting this injured.

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