Medically reviewed by Adam Ploeg, MS, ATC
Ray loved weekend pick up football games. The competition. The excitement. The flashback to his high school football days. He’d stop, turn quickly and leap to catch a pass. Then… snap, pop. Ow! What happened? Ray fell to the ground with a stabbing pain in the back of his ankle. Ray’s not in high school anymore and his season is over. Like many 30 to 50 year-old recreational athletes -- who run, or play basketball and football – Ray has torn his Achilles tendon.