Hit the Ground Running – But Don't Hit it Too Hard
You may be ready to abandon winter’s sedentary lifestyle, get outside, and hit the ground running; but don’t hit it too hard. Indeed, while exercise is healthful, over-doing it can cause injuries, such as Achilles tendinitis. Triggered by the overuse of the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone, it can result from intense workouts, especially on hard or uneven surfaces, or sudden increases in running times, and causes pain, stiffness, and swelling around the tendon. So, start out slowly; and if you have these symptoms, don't risk letting the tendon rupture or tear - call us immediately.