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Mini-Quiz: Achilles Tendon Injuries

by Ron Kurtus (updated 20 February 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What can cause your Achilles tendon to become inflamed?

Excessive activity where you are using the tendon

Sleeping too long in one position

Taking a shower when the water is too hot on the tendon

2. What can cause micro-tears of the Achilles tendon?

Having your foot fall asleep

Wearing comfortable shoes

Playing basketball when not in shape or warmed up

3. What should you do if you feel your Achilles tendon "pop"?

Continue to exercise to see if it will "unpop"

Stop exercising and go to a doctor soon

Modify your workout so that you will not feel the "popping" much

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Thoroughly warm-up before exercising

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Achilles Tendon Problems - From WebMD

Achilles tendonitis treatment - From Sports Injury Bulletin

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