Weight gain often contributes to the development of Achilles tendinosis. Although the tendon begins to degrade for a number of reasons, including genetic susceptibility to such damage, extra weight adds to the strain on the tendon and accelerates the destruction.
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Can weight gain contribute to Achilles tendinosis?
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What causes an ankle sprain?
Ankle sprains occur when the foot twists, rolls, or turns beyond its normal motions. This causes the ankle ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range into an abnormal position. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
How is hallux rigidus diagnosed?
The sooner hallux rigidus is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. If you find it difficult to bend your toe or find you are walking on the outside of your foot because of pain in the toe, seek help from your doctor. In diagnosing hallux rigidus, the doctor will examine your feet and move the toe to determine its range of motion. X-rays will help determine the size and location of any bone spurs, how much arthritis is present and whether other abnormalities may have formed.
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