29 Nov '16, 1pm

Our Sports Doc gives advice for returning to running after injury

Our Sports Doc gives advice for returning to running after injury

Sarah asks: Last year while training, I tore my Achilles tendon but didn't know it for months. It wasn’t until I felt a sharp, shooting pain in the back of my foot that I went to the doctor. After six weeks in a boot and months of physical therapy, I'm ready to start running again. But I'm nervous about training. I don't want to permanently damage the Achilles. How do I put this fear behind me? Achilles tendon tears are relatively common, both partial and complete, especially in men around age 40. These injuries also occur in women, as you know. I do not have all the details of your injury, your running history, or your health, so my advice will be on the general side. I am going to assume your physical therapist has the joints in your feet, ankles, knees, and pelvis moving well with no restricted movements. I am also going to assume that you have maintained your core stre...

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