Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Achilles Tendon Protection is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have normal risk for Achilles Tendon Protection.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Achilles Tendon Protection.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Certain medications such as steroids, fluoroquinolones, ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin can increase risk of tendon rupture. Consult a doctor if you experience severe tendon pain.
- Wearing proper well-fitted shoes may limit the risk for pathologic foot pronation.
- Maintain an ideal weight, as overweight and obesity are risk factors associated with Achilles tendinopathy.
- Wearing athletic tape around the ankle is recommended as a way to reduce the loading force on the AT, thus lowering the chance of AT injury. For example, towel stretching exercises and heel raise exercise.
- Perform eccentric exercises as they have been shown in multiple studies to help in early treatment of non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy.
- Use foam pits, soft mats, belts, and bungee devices to protect athletes from repetitious hard impact.
- Avoid sudden increases in interval training, solitary intense runs, increases in terrain elevation, uneven or density differing surfaces, or an increase in eccentric loading as they may increase the risk of AT injury.
- Adequate rest and consistent stretching regimen before sporting activity may reduce the risk of AT injury.
- For those practising martial arts such as kendo, training aimed at improving foot alignment and function are recommended to prevent AT injury.