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March 19, 2015 - TCO

Dr. Coetzee on Achilles Injuries and Running

Running Hills Won’t Hurt Your Achilles: Study

Occasionally, runners experience an acute rupture of the Achilles tendon. But what’s more common is tendinosis, an overuse injury that results from repetitive strain.

“That’s, if you compare a tendon to a box of spaghetti, a few of those strands are broken but as a whole everything is still intact,” says J. Chris Coetzee, a foot and ankle surgeon at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minnesota and a runner of 25 marathons.

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