13 Most Common Sports Injuries

13 Most Common Sports Injuries

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The Injury
When the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel is overused—a common problem in running—it becomes painfully inflamed, a condition known as acute Achilles tendinits. The inflammation can cause stiffness of the tendon itself, and if it’s not treated immediately, it can take months to heal.

How to Recover
To begin recovery, start with the RICE method, and take anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen or Aleve, as needed to help reduce swelling and settle the area down. To prevent re-injury, work on strengthening your calf muscles, gradually increasing the intensity of your exercises.

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