A new review of Achilles tendon research identified several factors that lead to injury:
- Prior injury
- Use of (quinolone) antibiotics
- Moderate alcohol use
- Training during cold weather
Source: van der Vlist AC, Breda SJ, Oei EHG, Verhaar JAN, de Vos RJ. Clinical risk factors for Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Feb 4. pii: bjsports-2018-099991. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099991. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 30718234.