10 Oct Movie Superstar Receives PRP Injections After Suffering Achilles tendon Injury
After undergoing a series of intense daily workout regimes, Russell Crowe completed a grueling 10 km run; he wound up needing Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections to correct the muscles in his feet.
The“Les Miserables” actor sustained injuries to both his Achilles tendons and a bruised big toe.
An Achilles tendon injury can be frustrating and a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Donald C. Stran, DPM of Houston Foot and Ankle. Dr. Stran can examine your Achilles tendon as well as other foot and ankle injuries.
Just What Is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in our bodies. As the tendon that connects the heel to the calf muscles, the Achilles tendon helps with even the most basic movement in the legs such as walking. As a result, the Achilles tendon can risk incurring Achilles tendinitis or even a rupture. Those especially at risk include people who overexert themselves during physical activity, namely athletes.
Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms Include:
- Increased Blood Flow
- Tendon Thickening
- Slower Movement Time
- Pain ranging from dull to severe
Achilles Tendon ruptures are caused by the tendon ‘snapping’ or ripping. There are often more painful and immediate as opposed to Achilles tendinitis. There are surgical and non-surgical methods in treating Achilles tendon ruptures, with recovery time possibly taking up to a year.
While no injury is completely avoidable, there are preventive measures that can lower your chances. This includes:
- Incorporating strengthening exercises to your workout regimen such as squats and leg presses
- Stretch your tendon before and after exercise
- Wear comfortable, fitted footwear that is occasion-specific
And of course, if you believe you have injured your Achilles tendon be sure to visit a podiatrist immediately, as they can help diagnose and address your problem.
If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; Bay City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.