To help prevent an Achilles tendon injury, gently stretch your Achilles tendon and calf muscles before taking part in physical activities. Perform stretching exercises slowly, stretching to the point at which you feel a noticeable pull, but not pain. Don't bounce during a stretch.
To further reduce your chance of developing Achilles tendon problems, follow these tips:
Avoid activities that place excessive stress on your heel cords, such as hill-running and jumping activities (especially if done consistently).
If you notice pain during exercise, rest.
If one exercise or activity causes you persistent pain, try another.
Alternate high-impact sports, such as running, with low-impact sports, such as walking, biking or swimming.
Post by robinwilliams on Nov 15, 2013 1:22:34 GMT -6
Thanks, I would also like to add that: 1) Warm up before physical activity and cool down afterward. Be sure to stretch. 2) Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, especially before, during, and after exercise.