I saw a very interesting study today about the Achilles tendons (an ache that can really affect your run!)… I’ve provided a brief outline on this here:
Achilles tendon problems are notorious for curtailing running careers and until now scientists didn’t really understand why they are so prevalent and recurrent.
A recent study by experts in healthy ageing from the University of Copenhagen have found that, as with our teeth and the lenses of our eyes, the Achilles tendon is not capable of repairing and rebuilding itself. This means that constant wear and tear will affect your Achilles significantly as you get older. There is no cure for this ageing problem as yet, but I’ll keep my ear to the ground and let you know if I find out anymore on this subject.
Have you ever had a serious or minor Achilles tendon injury?