Simon Katich Achilles Tendonitis Get the Flash Player to see this content. Simon Katich suffered an injury blow by limping through most of day three of the Ashes Match in Adelaide with a “heel” problem. This was later clarified as being an Achilles swelling see -. His pain was compounded further by knowing that he [...]. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
Traditionally it was accepted that there was an Achilles watershed area about 4-6 cm up from the insertion of the tendon. Modern techniques show that there is no difference in blood flow except at the bottom. In fact it shows the opposite!. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
Achilles Tendonitis, or more correctly Tendinosis, is thought to be caused by overuse which causes microscopic areas of damage to the tendon.
These areas of microtrauma are quite common with exercise and normal daily activities, and the body copes by repairing these damaged areas on an ongoing basis.
However the cause of Achilles tendonitis with increased running is due to the fact that this repair process is not able to cope with the repeated strains.
This “damage” accumulates and leads to mechanical breakdown of the Achilles tendon which develops areas of degeneration – Achilles Tendinosis.
A calf muscle spasm can be described as an involuntary tightening of the calf muscle. It is not under your control. Calf muscle tightness is not the same as calf muscle spasm.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
Sportspeople should be on their guard if they experience calf muscle soreness or a swollen calf for no reason.
If they do they should check for these symptoms :-
- Gradual onset of PAIN
- WARMTH to the touch
- Increased PAIN with Dorsiflexion
- LEG CRAMPS especially at night
- Whiteish or Blueish DISCOLOURATION of SKIN
This advice is for suspected Grade 2 strains of the Gastrocnemius, or Plantaris (“Tennis Leg”). For Calf anatomy and Grades of Strain see PRICE Immediately after the injury occurs start the P.R.I.C.E. regime. P.R.I.C.E. stands for: PROTECTION – use crutches for 2-3 days REST – don’t walk on the injured leg ICE – apply an [...]. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
This is one of the Best Calf Exercises to stimulate repair in your injured calf.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
Plantaris Tendon / Muscle Rupture Plantaris Tendon Rupture has become known as “Tennis Leg” although this term is also used for tears to the Gastroc or Soleus and / or any combination of the three muscles. The Plantaris muscle can become strained or suffer a complete tear. If you look at the tendon which is [...]. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post