New research identified “a statistically significant increase in Achilles tendon ruptures in spring and a decrease in fall.”

Be sure to stretch before any new springtime activity and increase your activity gradually. To minimize overloading your body, we recommend the 10% rule – don’t increase any physical activity by more than 10% per week. “

Source: Caldwell JE, Lightsey HM, Trofa DP, Swindell HW, Greisberg JK, Vosseller JT. Seasonal Variation of Achilles Tendon Injury. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018;2(8):e043. Published 2018 Aug 22. doi:10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-18-00043

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