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candace bureCandace Bure, one of this year’s contestants on Dancing with the Stars, posted a photo of her leg wrapped in ice and a bandage on Twitter with the caption “Great way to start off my day!!  Don’t worry, it looks worse than it is… Unless it’s not.  X-ray tomorrow!”

The Full House star incurred a leg injury last week that she believes might be tendonitis. She won’t know for sure until she gets an MRI scan, but if it turns out to be a fracture, then she may not be able to keep competing on the show.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be an extremely unpleasant experience. If you think your Achilles might be damaged, call podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can examine your lower extremities and provide you with an appropriate form of care.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation
- Dull to Severe Pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Achilles Tendon Injuries.

In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) jumps over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco. 49ers leading wide receiver Crabtree is not on the practice field for Wednesday afternoon's, May 22, 2013 organized team activity, though the team has provided no update regarding his absence amid reports he tore his Achilles tendon. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)NFL player Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a team collaborated drill and as a result, Crabtree had to undergo surgery to repair it. Hopefully the 49ers remains optimistic he will return to the field in 2013.

"Surgery was successful and we do not anticipate it will be season-ending for Michael. It was completely torn, and completely repaired," said coach Jim Harbaugh. Crabtree has recovered successfully from several injuries in the past, including a neck injury and a year later a broken foot. "It's a setback, but Michael's young, he's strong. Everything will be a positive approach to healing and we'll anticipate great things," Harbaugh said.    

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be an “unbearable frustration” and a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can examine your Achilles tendon, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles to the calf and heel of the foot. The strongest tendon in the body, it is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such so important, any injuries to it can cause severe complications and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What Are the 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.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Description: http://cdn0.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/6520883/20130113_jel_sj7_067.0_standard_730.0.jpgHouston Texan’s rookie wide receiver DeVier Posey had a bittersweet performance in his postseason game against the New England Patriots, scoring his first ever career touchdown reception but also tearing his Achilles tendon late in the 4th quarter. According to sources, Posey will need surgery to correct the injury and might not be available at the beginning of next season.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury like Posey’s can be a painful ordeal. Luckily, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC.  Dr. Khaimovcan examine your Achilles tendon, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

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.
· Find properly fitting and comfortable shoes

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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