3 Exercises to Prevent Achilles Injuries

It's that time of year when we switch from our boots and closed-toed shoes, to flip-flops and sandals. Although this may prevent sweaty feet, it doesn't always make our feet feel better. In fact, changing shoe-wear dramatically, can negatively effect our feet and ankles. It can even lead to injuries like Achilles tendonitis or Achilles ruptures! Here are 3 exercises to prevent these injuries: 1. Calf Stretching: There are two muscles that form the Achilles tendon- the gastroc and soleus. Both should be stretched to keep the muscles flexible and decrease tension on the tendon. The first stretch is for the gastroc muscle. To complete this exercise, place one foot back, with heel on the

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