A very unfortunate injury 🤕 in sports 🏀 ⚽️🏈⚾️ is a tear of the Achilles 🦵 tendon.

It can take 6-12 months to get back to full strength depending on the severity of the injury😩.

What’s fascinating about this particular injury 😖is how almost all victims of it say a similar thing.

They felt like they got a swift kick🤾🏽 to the area, but when they turned around, no one 😱 was there.

One wrong misstep and the Achilles can tear.

How does this pertain to you if you aren’t playing a competitive sport🏌🏾⛹🏼‍♀️🤼?

Achilles tendon pain is something we see every day in our practice.

This tendon is under so much tension 🤔with every step👣, it’s a wonder it doesn’t get injured more.

You can have Achilles pain 😣 where it attaches to the heel 🦶 bone or higher up🦵.

Neither one of them are comfortable.

But here’s the most important‼️ thing…

If you let an Achilles tendon problem linger, it can tear.

A torn Achilles not only hurts tremendously😭, it also takes many months 🗓 to heal.

At the sign of any pain 🥺 in this area, immediately apply ice 🧊 for 30 minutes per hour a few times a day, refrain from weight-bearing 🏋️‍♀️exercise activities, and put a heel lift in your shoe 👟.

Of course your fastest path to relief is to have it evaluated and treated 👨‍⚕️by us.

We have helped hundreds of people👩🏼👱🏼‍♂️👷🏽‍♀️👨🏾‍🍳 to avoid Achilles tendon tears.

Since this tendon is one of the slowest🐢 to heal, the earlier it’s addressed, the less likely it is to become chronic.

Don’t ignore even the mildest of pain 😓 in your Achilles tendon.

You don’t want to be one of those people who says, “I thought someone kicked me, but when I turned around, no one was behind me.” 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷‍♀️

We can help you get relief 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏾‍♂️from Achilles pain and avoid a tear.

To Healthy Achilles,

Dr. Rosales
928-774-4825
https://www.flagstafffootandankle.com/