Although he’s just 30 years old, people fear this Achilles injury could mean the end of his career: he’s already undergone back surgery, groin surgery and also had problems with his hamstrings.
While all of those were bad enough, for a running back, an Achilles injury is fairly devastating: the tendon supports all the movements an RB must make during play: sudden stops, starts and quick changes in direction.
I have seen athletes come back from Achilles injuries in my Houston podiatry practice, but I always stress early intervention with pain in this area of the body to avoid tears and ruptures. The rehab period for a torn Achilles tendon is long and painful; while coming back from tendinitis can be accomplished with less invasive procedures and shorter periods of down time.It is never a good idea to ignore foot pain, but this is especially true when it comes to the Achilles tendon. Don’t risk your long-term health: if you are experiencing signs of Achilles tendinitis (pain in the back of your foot and ankle), schedule an immediate appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider.