A recent article from USA today about Clippers’ player, Chauncey Billups, and his Achilles injury:
Ouch! Achilles injuries don’t just happen to professional athletes. Achilles tendinitis can happen to any active person. Typically people notice swelling in their Achilles tendon and pain with activity. Achilles tendon tears can happen from overuse (think “weekend warriors”) and often require surgery. If you’re having pain in the Achilles tendon, seek help from your podiatrist. To help prevent Achilles injuries, wear shoes with adequate arch support, stretch after activity, and don’t overdo it!
Dr. Erin Kalla is a foot & ankle specialist in Long Beach, CA. She specializes in foot & ankle surgery, sports medicine, and diabetic foot care