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UFAI Blog: All our posts about Achilles Rupture

The Achilles Heel of These Three Football Teams Is, Well, the Achilles

The Achilles Heel of These Three Football Teams Is, Well, the Achilles

The Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, is named for the greatest warrior of the ancient Greek pantheon. It was said that upon his birth, Achilles’ mother dipped him into the River Styx by his foot, coating every inch of the young warrior’s body with magical powers of invulnerability – every inch except read more »

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Achilles injury benches Ravens’ Steve Smith Sr. for the season

Achilles injury benches Ravens’ Steve Smith Sr. for the season

Steve Smith Sr. of the Baltimore Ravens was taken to the sidelines after sustaining a tear in his Achilles tendon in their game against the San Diego Chargers this past Sunday. The wide receiver was tackled towards the tail end of the game, and could be spotted dragging his right foot as he fell towards the ground. Gesturing to the read more »

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Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

Overuse injuries of the foot and ankle It seems to be that time of year when people are becoming more active,engaging in sports and working hard to get in shape for the summer season.  In our California foot and ankle clinics, we have seen a recent increase in stress and overuse injuries over the last month or so, likely attributed read more »

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