The Achilles Tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel. When it ruptures, you’ll know it, as it is often accompanied by an audible snap or pop, and you typically won’t be able to stand after the rupture.
Achilles Tendonitis is often the subtle precursor to an Achilles Rupture or Tear. The tendon which connects the calf muscle to the heel has become inflamed and irritated when you begin suffering symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis.
Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)
One of the most common sports injuries, Ankle fractures (Broken Ankle) occur in athletes every day. However, the type of fracture varies widely depending upon which of the three bones which comprise the ankle joint has broken.
When the outer ligaments of the ankle have been stretched, many patients report a feeling of ankle instability. Athletes are particularly prone to ankle instability due to their repetitive use, and high incidence of ankle sprains and ankle fractures.
Peroneal Tendon Injuries
The peroneal tendons are the two tendons that run alongside each other on the outside of the ankle. Athletes participating in sports which require repetitive ankle motion are at risk of experiencing a peroneal tendon injury.
Southern California residents who love running, dancing and other aerobic exercises tend to develop plantar fasciitis more frequently than non-athletes.
In instances where surgery is not required to treat your sports injury, Dr. Nadel is pleased to offer a variety of non-surgical treatments to alleviate your pain while you recover.