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Thread: Achilles Tendon Injury
05-06-2006, 09:17 PM #1
Achilles Tendon Injury
I tore my Achilles Tendon 2.5 years ago, it took me 6 - 12 months to recover, but I haven't really fully recovered until now, it will never be the same like before for sure. I can play badminton like before though, but I'm a lot more cautious. It was the worst experience ever and I don't want it to happen anymore.
It was definitely a lesson learned for me, and I'd like to share it with everyone. Hopefully it's useful.
1. It started with continuous inflammation around the area, it hurt after playing or when I woke up in the morning, but I kept playing.
2. I saw a Podiatry regularly for treatment, but I should have rested and wait until it fully recovered before playing again.
3. I was a little over weight.
4. I was playing on the very sticky court when the injury happened.
5. I was trying too hard to win the game, I was pushing it and didn't realize my condition.
6. I did warm up and stretched before playing by the way, so don't assume it won't happen if you warm up.
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Best of luck to Wong Chong Han, he's a very nice guy, I met him at the last World Championship, he's very friendly.
05-06-2006, 11:06 PM #2
1) is great advice on a warning signal. I wonder how many AT snaps there have been without this symptom.
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