Rayo Vallecano’s Patrick Ebert Recovering from Ruptured Achilles Tendon
Rayo Vallecano’s midfielder Patrick Ebert has sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon after making a jump in the game against Valencia CF. Ebert had to leave the field and underwent surgery for his injury. Ebert is receiving physiotherapy and will be recovering for the rest of the season, unable to play any games. Ebert is expected to be out for about 6 months, and is rehabilitating his foot with strength exercises.
Achilles tendon injuries can be very painful. If you believe you are having problems with your Achilles tendon, see podiatrist one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.
What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel bone of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.
What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?
There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.
Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms
- Dull to Severe Pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon
- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Snapping sensation
- Total immobility
Treatment and Prevention
Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:
- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise
- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses
If unable to immediately see your podiatrist, remember to Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate until then.
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