Sep 22, 2023
Today we jump into a serious issue that plagues the field of play and haunts strength and conditioning coaches around the world: achilles injuries. This is one of the most common tendon rupture injury in the human body and we believe can largely be prevented.
In this episode, we delve into the intricate world of Achilles tendon injuries, shedding light on effective prevention and recovery strategies. The Achilles tendon, a vital structure connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone, is prone to injuries due to its high usage and essential role in daily activities. We explore the common causes of Achilles tendon injuries, ranging from overuse and inadequate stretching to sudden, acute trauma, providing invaluable insights for our listeners to understand the risk factors and make informed decisions to mitigate them.
Moreover, we unveil a comprehensive array of preventative measures and recovery techniques that can aid in strengthening and healing the Achilles tendon. From targeted exercises and stretches to lifestyle adjustments, we present actionable steps to help both athletes and the general population maintain optimal tendon health. By arming our audience with knowledge and practical advice, we empower them to proactively care for their Achilles tendon and enhance overall mobility and well-being. Tune in to equip yourself with the tools to conquer Achilles tendon challenges and thrive in an active, injury-free lifestyle.
[0:00] Jocko Fuel
[2:00] Episode Intro
[9:57] Aaron Rogers Achilles Injury
[11:41] The Background of the Achilles
[13:14] Who’s at Risk?
[17:33] How Does the Achilles Become Injured?
[38:35] Special Considerations for Rehab
[41:51] The Corrective Protocol
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