clicking in right achilles tendon
I have developed painless clicking in the right achilles tendon due to over use in marathoning. it clicks each time i stretch the tendon even while sitting on a chair. it clicks more frequently after long runs of 20 miles. i am worried about tendon rupture. will it increase even more? i am a professional marathoner, so i can not take a long break of more than 15 days. please suggest me on its treatment and strength.
Clicking and popping of joints and tendons are not an indication that there is something wrong, unless there is pain associated with it. Since there is no pain I would not be worried about it. You have no increased risk of a rupture than a person that does not have clicking. Of course, as a long distance runner, doing calf stretching should be part of your regular routine. If you continue to maintain good calf flexibility you should be fine.
~JTrempe PT, ATC