Hi FFA Bloggers, I hope you have been enjoying this glimpse of spring weather recently! Since we are in our second week of March I thought we could discuss the damage we, “Weekend Warriors”, do to our bodies. You might be asking yourself what exactly are “Weekend Warriors”? Weekend warriors are people who participate in physical strenuous activities only on weekends or part- time. Most of us fit this category… we train hard on the weekend, however the rest of the week we live rather sedentary lifestyles.
Most of us are so exhausted after work that we save our major workouts for the weekends; long runs, extra heavy lifts or even our extended swimming workouts. Can you imagine the stress and the strain that we put our bodies through each weekend? In our minds we feel accomplished as we push though the grueling workout and prove that we are mentally strong. However, our bodies are the ones that are struggling and are weakened by our inconsistent training! For instance, one of the top injuries that Weekend Warriors struggle with is Achilles Tendon Ruptures.
The Achilles tendon is the large tendon in the pack of your ankle. This injury is most common in men 30 – 50 years old. It is very common to tear or rupture your Achilles from overuse while participating in intense sports, like Weekend Warriors do. With this injury you might feel a pop or snap, followed by an immediate sharp pain in the back of your ankle and lower leg. Immediately, this injury will affect your ability to walk normally.
If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about Weekend Warrior injuries, such as Achilles tendon ruptures with me or another one of your knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle pains; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists!