Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shaquille O'Neal has Achilles Tendinitis

Looks like Boston Celtics Center, Shaquille O'Neal has another injury. Years ago he had surgery on his big toe joint to clean up a lot of his cartilage. Now Doctors are saying he has tendinitis or even tendinosis of his Achilles tendon. Ok so whats the difference? Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tendinosis is an abnormal condition of a tendon. It can also be caused from an overuse syndrome and there are different types of healing cells that occur with tendinosis. Anti-inflammatories may not work with tendinosis conditions. With both conditions, if he is too active, he may rupture the tendon. Currently, he is wearing a Cam Boot to help offload the area. Stay tuned for updates on his progress.

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