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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can cause a partial achilles tendon tear?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Many things: Usually achilles tendon tears are caused by rapid contraction of your calf muscle while your foot is being dorsiflexed. Some medical conditions and prescription drugs can weaken tendons and place you at greater risk for injury.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Injury: Running, jumping, sports, medication.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
probably most common in basketball and tennis especially in men in their 40s and 50s
Aug 19, 2012

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