According to ESPN Aaron Rodgers was injured and helped off the field on the first Jets drive vs. the Bills. It doesn’t just happen to gym rats or healthy-minded individuals who like to work out.
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body. It stretches from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles. You can feel it: a springy band of tissue at the back of your ankle and above your heel. It lets you point your toes toward the floor and raise up on your tiptoes.
An Achilles Tendon Tear or rupture of the Achilles Tendon typically occurs while playing sports (football, soccer, basketball, etc.), from a slip and fall workplace accident, or from a heavy load push-off. The muscle pressures on the tendon thus result in a career-ending tear if not properly diagnosed and treated.
Aaron Rodgers as well as anyone who experiences this injury probably immediately felt a pop in the back of the leg. The pain is sudden, and walking is painful weakening the leg. Over the next several days, the pain will lessen but the weakness in the leg is chronic.
Treatment of Achilles Injuries can only worsen in time. This injury is harder to repair if ignored than an acute tear, and typically may be only treated with surgery.
The treatment for Achilles Injuries is ice, rest, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but physical therapy, orthotics, and surgery may be necessary in recalcitrant cases. In patients with tendon rupture, casting or surgery is required. Appropriate treatment often leads to full recovery
If you have experienced an Achilles Tendon Tear you are in good company and there is hope with the right diagnosis and treatment from one of the best foot and ankle specialists in New York.
Scheduling an appointment if you suspect that the pain you feel in your leg may be more serious than you believed.
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As for Aaron Rodgers due to a delay in treatment and other reasons is pretty much out for the entire season. Recovery from an Achilles Tendon Tear is yes possible. Choose Top Sports Medicine Doctors in New York. Citimed Provides The Racetrack to Advanced Care To Get Back On Your Feet. Get back to work.
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Kobe suffered a third-degree tear in that his tendon had completely ruptured, meaning he would face a lengthy rehabilitation process. A number of professional athletes, including NBA greats Isiah Thomas and Shaquille O’Neal, have retired early due to a torn Achilles tendon.
An Achilles Tendon Tear can happen to me, you, and them:
- Kobe Bryant: The legendary NBA player suffered an Achilles tendon tear in 2013.
- David Beckham: The former English soccer (football) star experienced an Achilles tendon tear in 2010.
- Kevin Durant: The NBA superstar underwent surgery for an Achilles tendon injury in 2019.
- Terrell Suggs: The NFL linebacker suffered an Achilles tendon tear in 2012.
- Derrick Rose: The NBA point guard had an Achilles tendon injury in 2012.
- Rudy Gay: The NBA forward tore his Achilles tendon in 2017.
- Richard Sherman: The NFL cornerback sustained an Achilles injury in 2017.
- Dwyane Wade: The retired NBA player had issues with his Achilles tendon during his career.
- Maria Sharapova: The former tennis star also dealt with Achilles tendon problems during her career.
- Elton John: The famous musician experienced an Achilles tendon tear in 2013.
“I’ve been so close on so many occasions and had so many horrendous injuries. You go from hamstring tear to hamstring tear and Achilles problems and then you get MS! But you’ve got to keep going, which I did and I’ve got the kit and a world record and the world title.” Kadeena Cox
“At 49, I find it a little bit difficult to run these days. I’ve got grade four tears in both Achilles, shin splints, I got no cartilage the toes in my right foot, I’ve got bone marrow edemas under both knees, I’ve got one degenerating hip – that’s the problem you get.” Russell Crow
“In 2005, when I felt my Achilles snap, I knew instantly that it wasn’t just my anatomy that had changed, but my life as well.” Gabe Kapler
Dr. Bernstein is chief of foot and ankle services and podiatric surgery and sees patients in New York providing complete medical care consults alongside NYPMD injury doctors serving Brooklyn, Bronx injury centers, Queens accident clinics, and NYC pain management facilities.