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Jessica Ennis is pregnantHeptathlete Jessica Ennis 27, is expecting her first child as she continues to enjoy her absence from the track and recover from her damaged Achilles tendon.  'I started getting severe pain in my left heel last June but it was only after I had a few scans that doctors identified that the tendon in my Achilles had been damaged. All the continuous training for London 2012 had put an unbearable strain on it.'

Ennis like many athletes tried to minimize the pain with the use of steroid injections so she could participate in the World Championship in Moscow, but that did little for her. 'Having it operated on was an option but I wanted my body to heal naturally,' says Jess.

There are a range of possible injuries you can have on your Achilles tendon. If you think you may have tendonitis or a rupture, contact podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help determine what is causing you pain and provide you with a varied array of treatment suggestions.

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 contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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