Aaron Ross will not be participating in this year’s season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon. The 31-year-old veteran took part in six seasons for the New York Giants. Afterward, Ross personally sought out the Ravens’ third cornerback spot.
Ross is no stranger to injuries; he was placed on injured reserve last season after four games due to a back injury. This time, Ross was injured from a team conditioning drill. “That’s a tough break for him,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in regards to Ross’ injury.
Achilles tendon injuries are painful. If you believe that you might have a problem in your Achilles, consider seeing podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can treat your podiatric needs.
What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.
What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?
There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.
Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms
- Dull to Severe Pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon
- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Total immobility
Treatment and Prevention
Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries.
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