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Achilles TendonAsjha Jones, a WNBA player for the Connecticut Sun, has ruptured one of her Achilles tendons and won’t be able to play for the upcoming basketball season. The injury occurred during a game she was playing in in Russia.

This is the second season Jones has had to miss in a row due to disability. “We are saddened to hear of Asjha’s injury,” said Chris Sienko, Vice President and General Manager of the Sun. “...However, we know Asjha to be strong and determined and hopefully she will be afforded another opportunity to play the game she loves in the future.”

Achilles tendon injuries need special time and care to heal properly. If you are experiencing pain in your tendon, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can take a look at your injury and provide you with an array of options to help you recover.

Facts to Know about Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body. Since this tendon is important to walking and movement, any injuries inflicted to this tissue should be immediately brought up with your podiatrist to prevent further damage.

What Are the Most Common Injuries to the Achilles Tendon?

Tendon Ruptures:One may hear a popping or snapping sound if their Achilles tendon ruptures.  Symptoms are swelling, pain, and difficulty walking or bending the foot forward. There are surgical and non-surgical procedures available, and depending on the treatment you take, recovery can last up to a year from treatment.

Achilles tendinitis:Achilles tendinitis is the milder of the two injuries, and can be recognized by the following symptoms: inflammation, dull to severe pain, an increased flow of blood to the tendon, portions of the tendon growing in thickness, and a slower movement time. Tendinitis can be treated in many different ways and is often diagnosed by an MRI.

How Can I Avoid Injuries?

  • Stretch before exercising, running or walking
  • Calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and using the leg press
  • Work out on a floor that is cushioned to relieve pressure on your heels.

If you have any questions, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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