As we all return to warm-weather sports and activities, the season for tendon injuries is in full swing. Every year, roughly 33 million Americans suffer from tendon and ligament injuries. Most are related to trauma or sudden physical activity, though overuse and aging can also contribute. While very common, tendon pain can be incredibly debilitating, limiting your ability to move and function normally.
One of the most commonly affected tendons is the Achilles tendon, which is located at the back of the ankle and connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Of course, you have multiple tendons in your ankle, heel, and foot, and all of them are vulnerable to injury. So let’s talk a little bit more about the range of these injuries and how to stay on your feet this spring!