First I would like to briefly cover what is an acute injury.
An acute injury is an injury that happensduring an actions during any type of sport or physical active. Which wouldcause some type of strain or sprang on either a muscle or tendon.When it comes to and specific injury I will cover Achilles Tendonitis in football players. This comefrom overuse and the constant change of direction and expositive burst ofpower. The symptoms can been seen as pain, inflammation and potential degenerationof the tendon at the rear of the ankle. It can been seen in different way, oneof which is NoninsertionalAchilles Tendinitis.
Which is when the fibers in the middle part of the tendon have start to break downwith tiny tears (degenerate), swell, and thicken. This happening in the middle portion of the tendon tend to more commonlyaffects younger, active people. The other way it can be seen is Insertional AchillesTendinitis. Which involves the lower portion of the heel, where the tendonattaches or inserts to the heelbone. In bothnoninsertional and insertional Achilles tendinitis, damaged tendon fibers may calcify or Harding can happen. Bone spursor extra bone growth often form with insertional Achilles tendinitis.
Tendinitis that affects the insertion of the tendon canoccur at any time, even in patients who are not active. More often though it comes from years of overuse as seen in most long distancerunners, and sprinters.The best way totreat the injury is rest, elevation, compression and ice. Proper warm up and stretchwill avoid and reduce chance of this injury since having a tight calve canaffect the function of the tendon and over stretch the tendon being that it is attachedmuscle connected to it is pulling on it in an excessive manner. If it were tobe more serious and it became a complete break it would most likely require amore serious approach like surgery. So we now that this injury mostly come forover use and the improper warming up or stretching of that affected area.Although I spoke about this injury in relation to football you can easily seehow it can relate to other sports.