Foot Tendon Injury
Foot is a very complex anatomy. Due to the strain the foot taking weight bearing, injury to its parts is not uncommon. Foot Tendon injuries in particular occur frequently, and can be a source of pain and disability. This article will discuss the three most common tendon injuries in the foot, and how they can be prevented.
Foot contains many tendons, which is a flat tube flexible network attached muscle to bone, and allow the muscles to move the bones to a physical. Some originated as a muscle tendon located in the foot, and others came on foot. These muscles, when working together, stabilize the foot and ankle, and when acting separately, allowing for movement in all directions. There are three groups of muscles that allow for the most movement in the leg, and injury to the tendons of these muscles is not uncommon for events or trauma. This tendon Achilles tendon, peroneal tendon, and posterior tibial tendon.
Of the three, the strongest Achilles tendon, thick, and most likely to get injured. Tendon Achilles tendon serves as different muscles in the calf for two, and basically pull the action down at the foot ankle. It is susceptible to injury because of two reasons.
Causes For Achilles Tendon Injury
- The first reason is due to the fact that the tendon runs in the area of the body that radical change of direction, and forced movement of the ankle to the top can damage the fibres of the tendon. The body changes direction from vertical to horizontal leg at the ankle and Achilles tendon crosses just behind this point. When the foot is bent upward force during an injury, especially if the calf muscles are trying to actively pull the foot down, the resulting strain on the tendons can cause tissue damage. The pattern can be seen for sports injuries, as well as simple activities such as coming from the stairs or walkways firm.
- The second reason this tendon is prone to injury is due to a defect in the blood supply to the tendon. There is just above the area where the tendon attaches to the heel bone that has a limited supply tissue blood meal. This area seems to be less able to recover a small strain of the tendon had every day, and can weaken overtime. Finally, the tendon can become inflamed at this site every day because of chronic stress.
Prevention Of Achilles Tendon Injury
Prevention of Achilles tendon injuries essentially involves proper stretching before activity or exercise. By making the tendon more flexible, it is less likely to become tense during running or jumping, as well as being less likely to become chronically strained during daily activities. The use of stable, well-fitting shoes helps, as well as proper warm-up period before engaging in exercise, strenuous activity or exercise.
2. Peroneal Tendon Injury
The second group being frequently injured tendons in the foot called the peroneal tendons. Both started with the muscle tendon is positioned on the outside of the foot, and walking together in the back and under the outside of the ankle. They then divided, with a shorter (peroneus brevis) attached to the outside of the leg and the other one (peroneus longus) dive under the feet to stick on the bottom side of the foot. Tendons are working together to pull the foot up and out, and help to stabilize the foot from rolling inward. This is a very important movement during walking or running action, and tendon injuries can be a source of great pain and functional loss.
Causes for Peroneal Tendonitis Injury
Such as the Achilles tendon, the tendon can be injured either by means of traumatic or chronic stress. Peroneal tendons can be a traumatic injury when the foot is forced to roll into. These actions often result in an ankle ligament sprain, but the injury to the peroneal tendons can also occur at the same time. Injuries can also occur when an object along the tendon attack ankles or feet, or if your legs suddenly tweaked into a strong tendon while pulling the leg out. Chronic wounds can also occur in the tendon, and is often seen when a person has been active on uneven surfaces, like a lot of rocky or divot-filled field. Scrolling few constants in the foot during activity on the surface this may eventually lead to tendon strain, partial tear, and overall inflammation.
Preventions Of Peroneal Tendonitis
Peroneal tendon injury prevention centers around wearing a stiff, supportive shoes, and be careful on uneven surfaces. Those with weak ankles and a tendency to roll their ankles into the need to use ankle braces during athletic activity, or when walking or hiking on uneven ground. Some people may even need strengthening exercises to help prevent injuries.
The most common tendon injuries in the foot end is the posterior tibial tendon. Tendon injury is somewhat unique substance may ultimately lead to changes in the shape of the foot if the condition progresses. The posterior tibial tendon starts of the muscle on the side of the leg, and attaches to the inside of the foot. The action is the opposite of the peroneal tendon, such as pulling the foot down and inward. It acts as a powerful deterrent to excessive horizontal leg.
Causes Of Posterior Tibial Tendon Injury
Injury to this tendon can come from trauma that forces outside of the foot, or of something that frankly striking distance on the inside. However, the posterior tibial tendon often injured by the simple day to day stress on the tendon on them with the kind of foot-flat or near flat. As a naturally flat feet during standing and walking, excess movement of the feet flat has led to rising tensions with the inner aspect of the ankle foot. Finally, this type of virus can cause tendon damage, inflammation, and possibly degeneration. If left untreated, this damage will get worse, and the tendon will stretch and weaken. Ultimately, this will lead to more equitable than the legs, chronic pain, and significant structural weaknesses feet.
Preventions Of Posterior Tibial Tendon Injury
For injury prevention involves a long-term structural support in the form of stiff-soled shoes that support the arch supports and prescription (orthotics) to control the flattening of the foot. Severe cases may require the use of ankle braces and individually adjusted to limit movement of abnormal structural, or even reconstructive surgery to keep the symptoms from persisting.
Although there are several other tendons become injured in the leg by trauma or chronic stress, three of the above mentioned tendon are the most common foot tendon injury. While no amount of prevention is very easy and accidents can happen, the combination of the use of shoes right foot and ankle support when needed, stretching, and warming activity can help prevent a lot of injuries, and keep your feet functioning in good health.
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