step stool. Do not stand on chairs or other unsteady objects.
protective gear during sports or recreational activities, such as
roller-skating or soccer. Supportive splints may reduce your risk for
Stretch before and after physical exercise, sports, or
recreational activities to warm up your muscles.
Use the correct
techniques (movements) or positions during activities so that you do not strain
Use equipment appropriate to your size, strength,
Avoid overusing your leg doing repeated movements
that can injure your
tendon. In daily routines or hobbies, think about the
activities in which you make repeated leg movements, and modify the way you do
the activities, if possible, to prevent leg injuries from
Consider taking lessons to learn the proper technique
for sports. Have a trainer or person who is familiar with sports equipment
check your equipment to see whether it is well-suited for your level of
ability, body size, and body strength.
If you feel that certain
activities at your workplace are causing pain or soreness from overuse, talk to
your human resources department for information on alternative ways of doing
your job or to discuss equipment modifications or other job assignments.