Jump Up and Go – But Start Out Slow
Winter's over, and you're raring to resume your warm- weather pastimes. But if you’re planning to go out, and go all-out with exercise, exercise some moderation – at least, at first – as some restraint can prevent some strains. For example, the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel, can be injured by sudden, intense physical activities, or increases in running speeds or distances.
If you have pain, stiffness, or swelling at the back of the heel, come see us. If it is Achilles tendinitis, it’s important that we treat it before it tears or ruptures. And remember, you may be ready to jump up and go, but play it safe, and take it slow!