LONDON It's a weekend warrior's nightmare. You're playing hoops in the driveway and go up for a lay-up. You land and hear a pop: You have torn your Achilles tendon, but do you have surgery or hope it heals with a few therapies? Both approaches have been shown in the future.
The Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles in the back of the calf to the heel bone, is the most commonly torn tendon in the body. While experiencing trauma or injury, men are more susceptible to the injury than women.