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How common is it for somebody to get Achilles tendon injuries?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not that common
Although sports medicine specialists will see plenty of these injuries, especially in athletic individuals over the age of 30, the actual prevalence in the community is far less than 5%.
Prevention of injury is best course of action, including good pre-participatory conditioning, including foot loading exercises and stretching.

In brief: Not that common
Although sports medicine specialists will see plenty of these injuries, especially in athletic individuals over the age of 30, the actual prevalence in the community is far less than 5%.
Prevention of injury is best course of action, including good pre-participatory conditioning, including foot loading exercises and stretching.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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In brief: Fairly
Achilles tendonitis is a fairly common occurance.

In brief: Fairly
Achilles tendonitis is a fairly common occurance.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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