Health

Preventing achilles tendon injuries

Nia Dennis could tell something was wrong as she began her tumbling routine during a gymnastics event. "When I started to launch into the air, I felt a pop, and my whole calf got tingly and cold," says Dennis, a former member ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Achilles injuries skyrocket as America returns to normal

Nearly four months after tearing his Achilles tendon, Russian gymnast Artur Dalaloyan returned to competition, a move already dubbed "heroic" and "miraculous" before he helped his squad earn an Olympic team gold medal in ...

Health

Feet and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused wide-reaching changes, including the temporary closure of some schools, as well as gyms, salons, restaurants and other businesses. In addition, many people have transitioned to working from ...

Diabetes

Diabetic nerve damage may increase energy needed for walking

A new study suggests that diabetes-related nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) may reduce the amount of energy stored by the Achilles tendon during walking. The tendon connects the back of the heel to the calf muscles. This ...

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