Achilles problems are the curse of all athletes, particularly runners. They are usually the most severe of lower limb injuries and result in the most training time lost or even cessation of running. The mechanisms of injury are debatable but are usually due to excessive:
- Tensile loading – which is the maximum stress that the tendon/tissue can withstand while being stretched before breaking.
- Shearing stress –opposing forces.
- Hyperthermia – increase temperature in the tissue.
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