Healing the Heel More Completely

March 13, 2015 11:00 AM

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It doesn’t matter if you’re an NBA star, a competitive runner or a weekend warrior – rupturing your Achilles tendon is devastating. Not only is it a painful injury, but a full recovery can take several months and ruin your exercise regimen.

At the Big Ten track and field championships, I recently witnessed a runner rupture his Achilles tendon as he came off the curve in a 400-meter race. I heard the tell-tale popping sound that often accompanies a ruptured Achilles tendon and heard him describe the classic sensation of being kicked fro...

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