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candace bureAn upcoming MRI is going to determine whether or not Candace Bure’s leg injury is bad enough to force her to bow out of Dancing with the Stars this season. Bure believes that she might have tendonitis, but if it turns out to be a fracture, it could spell the end for her.

The former Full House star tweeted a photo of the injured leg last week with a caption reading “Great way to start off my day!!  Don’t worry, it looks worse than it is… Unless it’s not.  X-ray tomorrow!” Bure is trying to stay optimistic, and insists that the damage won’t be enough to keep her from winning the competition.

Participating in strenuous physical activities like dancing can often make one more susceptible to Achilles tendon injuries. If you are dealing with a problem in your Achilles tendon, visit podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama, DPM of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will evaluate the severity of your condition and present you with a wide variety of treatment options.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation
- Dull to Severe Pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries.

For more information about Achilles Tendon Injuries, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Dearborn, Trenton, Clarkston, and Farmington Hills, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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