Several factors make it more likely you’ll develop painful tendon problems in your lower limbs. These risk factors include your age and your activities. The older you get, the more you’re prone to tendon pain and injuries. This is because these connectors become less flexible over time, so they aren’t able to stretch as far or as much as when you are young. Working or participating in an activity with a lot of repetitive motions is another major risk. Frequent, repetitive motions, holding awkward positions, and forcefully exerting yourself can strain and damage tendons over time. Tasks at work, chores at home, and sports are the biggest culprits for this. Incorrect posture or poor conditioning for your activities add additional risks for your connectors.
If you know you’re at risk for tendon problems, the best thing you can do is take preventative steps to help protect your lower limbs. Our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists can help you with this. Contact our Las Vegas offices for more information, or an appointment to take care of your tendons now. You can use our website or call (702) 839-2010 to reach us.