Here is our November newsletter! Learn about a high ankle sprain and some fun facts about Thanksgiving pertaining to health and fitness.
The achilles tendon attaches the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the calcaneus bone in the ankle. Achilles tendon ruptures often occur after a sudden acceleration, forceful jumping, or pivoting motion. The risk for this injury is higher for individuals over the age 40. The tendon rupture is graded in severity ranging from a grade 1 partial tear to a grade 3 complete tear. Refer to the images below to see examples of each injury grade.