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Achilles tendon rupture


To reduce the chances of Achilles tendon problems, stretch and strengthen calf muscles, avoid running on hard or slippery surfaces, and increase training intensity slowly.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • A pop or snap occurs in heel
  • Unable to walk properly after injury

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