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Achilles tendon rupture. As we get older the Achilles tendon looses vascularity and can weaken with age and make it prone to rupture. However it is important to note that chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, steroid use, and antibiotic use can also increase the risk of rupture. Rupture usually occurs about 2cm from the insertion point in the calcaneous or heel. This is called the water shed area and is thought to be the weakest point of the tendon. The tendon more commonly completely ruptures than partially tears. Most ruptures occur in the occasional athlete during recreation activities. However, ruptures can be caused by sudden forceful movements that may over stretch the tendon.

Achilles tendonitis. This condition is caused from inflammation of the Achilles tendon usually caused from an increase in activity and repetitive over-use. Symptoms include a gradual onset of pain. Pain at the beginning of an exercise which then fades as the exercise progresses. Pain ceases with rest and there is tenderness on palpation

Achilles tendonosis. This is the degeneration of the tendon caused by chronic unresolved inflammation (Achilles tendonitis) where the degenerative tendon fibers become less organized and more fibrous which can lead to tears in the tendon or complete rupture.

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Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

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Physimed Building
6363 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 102
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4T 1Z9
Phone: 514-747-FOOT (3668)
Fax: 514-747-2229

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 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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