Achilles muscles connect calf muscle to heel muscle.
muscles are used during walking, running, jumping or any movement that relates to foot movement.
Achilles injury are caused due to a sudden increase in mileage or intensity of running.
The injury are mostly due to training frequently and also with high intensity.
Symptoms of Achilles Injury
- Pain in back of your ankle during training is the symptoms that tell you that there is increase in stress on Achilles muscle.
- Mild swelling in tendon muscles.
- Pain during walking, running, etc. Rest if these symptoms arise.
Causes of Achilles Tendonitis Injury
According to Mayo Clinic causes of running are as follows.
- Excessive running training: It is a good idea to run on a proper schedule. Run 2 long interval, 2 speed training and a cross-training. If you exceed this and train for a longer time, then you are at high risk of injury. So prevent this mistake and plan wisely.
- Running hill intervals: Hill interval is the best and toughest while training for a marathon. But if you train more by running more than 2 times a week, then Achilles tendonitis are injured.
- Wearing shoes with stiff soles: Shoes with good cushion protect the leg from injury. But hard soles does not provide cushion and increase the risk of injury. So choose a shoe with soft and good soles.
- Excessive heel is cushioning: Cushions are necessary to protect from any injury. But if this heel is high it will increase the chances of injury.
- Tightness of hamstring and calf muscle: Before starting any running program it is important to do stretching and warm-up. It will improve flexibility of muscles and prevent injury.
- Running with starting indication of pain in Achilles muscle leads risk to injury in Achilles tendon muscle.
If you wish to run safely then start wisely and train properly. Always listen to your body. It will protect you from a major injury.
To treat injury you can read: Recover From Running Injury With RICE Therapy