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Simple strategies to prevent Achilles tendon rupture.

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It is that time of year again to educate our weekend warriors:DO NOT ignore the signs and symptoms of a tight Achilles tendon or Achilles tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon!!). This condition affects our patients year round, but basketball season tends to send those weekend athletes into our practices in droves. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone in the back of the leg and when the calf muscles flex, like they do when we run, jump, or stand on our toes, the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel. Tightness of the Achilles tendon puts you at risk of injuring or even rupturing this tendon. The key to prevent Achilles tendon rupture is implementing a few simple strategies into your playing time. Remember, full time athletes train hard to play hard. We don’t expect you to spend hours in the gym training for a few hours …

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Cam Newton has football fans asking what a Lisfranc sprain is and what the prognosis looks like.

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Cam Newton is out of the game for the rest of the season and his injury has made Lisfranc sprains a household phrase. Podiatric Physicians know how tricky it can be to diagnose and treat a lisfranc sprain and there are a lot of different schools of thought as to the best course of action. What we all agree on, is that it is imperative for our athletes to take this injury seriously and not try to push through it. For sports fans to better understand what happened to Cam, here is an over view from Dr. Stephen Corey, DPM. The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones leading up to the toes and ball of foot) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect in the middle of the foot. These two bones are joined by a tough band of tissue, called the …