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Cramps in Calf Muscle

Posted October 20th, 2010 by Ian Constable 10 Comments

Cramps in Calf Muscle are painful spasms of the Gastrocnemius Muscle. These uncontrolled spasms or pain in the calf muscle can last anything from a few seconds up to over 15 minutes.

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Gastroc / Gastrocnemius and Pulled Calf Muscle

Posted October 19th, 2010 by Ian Constable 4 Comments

The Gastrocs or more correctly Gastrocnemius Muscles comprise of two parts (or heads). Gastroc strains or Pulled Calf Muscles are graded from 1 to 3.

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Alex Wong – Achilles Rupture

Posted July 20th, 2010 by Gemma 4 Comments

Alex Wong became a household name when he auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance in 2010. So You Think You Can Dance is a reality television series which is now broadcast all over the world.
Over 5 weeks Alex gained millions of fans as he dazzled America with his awesome routines and personality until he ruptured his Achilles Tendon in training.
Alex underwent surgery on the 13th of July, and has been keeping fans up to date using Twitter

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Achilles Tendonitis Injury- Your Top 10 Questions Answered

Posted May 16th, 2010 by Ian Constable 10 Comments

Welcome to DIYINJURYREHAB.COM! At DIYINJURYREHAB.COM you will find clear up-to-date information about your injury and what you can do yourself to recover. However, as you will understand, it is impossible for me to know everything medical that is going on with you at present or in the past. This can SERIOUSLY affect what type and [...]

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Lump on Achilles Tendon

Posted May 16th, 2010 by Ian Constable 25 Comments

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Painful Achilles Tendon – How do I get rid of the pain?

Posted May 15th, 2010 by Ian Constable 6 Comments

How you get rid of Painful Achilles Tendons depends on how recent the injury is. Advice is given for Acute Achilles Tendonitis including what activities to substitute for running, how to apply an Ice Block massage. Two lots of different advice is given for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis.

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Achilles Tendonitis Treatment Options

Posted May 15th, 2010 by Ian Constable 21 Comments

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Causes of Achilles Tendonitis?

Posted May 14th, 2010 by Ian Constable 1 Comment

Causes of Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinosis Classically the main causes of Achilles tendonitis are associated with training factors and overuse. Then there are the intrinsic factors of the athlete themselves – biomechanics, muscle weakness, medical conditions, degenerative changes etc. The extrinsic causes of Achilles tendonitis would include footwear and perhaps use of antibiotics. Training Causes of [...]

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Do I Have an Achilles Tendonitis Injury?

Posted May 14th, 2010 by Ian Constable 6 Comments

What are the symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis Injury and do I have it?

With Acute Achilles Tendonitis Injury you often feel all or most of the following things:-

  • sharp nagging pain above heel
  • ‘first step’ pain in the morning or after sitting for a while
  • walking downstairs first thing in morning
  • increase in pain by walking up stairs or uphill
  • localised painful swelling in your tendon

Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Injury is also discussed and there are Videos which show you what to expect to find on feeling your Achilles Tendon.

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Will Rest Cure Achilles Tendonitis or Do I Need Surgery? | Achilles Tendon Surgery

Posted May 14th, 2010 by Ian Constable 1 Comment

Will rest cure my Achilles Tendonitis or will I need surgery? I explain what the surgery for Tendonitis aims to achieve. I suggest when I think you should consider surgery.
Does rest cure Achilles Problems – see what I think

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