achilles pain precursor ro rupture?

I am 38 yrs old and have played basketball for about 9 years now for 90 minutes twice a week. I recently began adding raquetball once a week to that regiment. During basketball, I wear ankle braces, the kind that there is nothing structural in it, just mostly strong material like canvas and laces (to avoid getting a sprained ankle).. So here's my problem, I recently began feeling fatigue and some pain in my achilles tendon during raquetball. I thought it would go away, but it returns every time I play raqetball. So tonight, I'm going to wear an ankle brace for raquetball, but I'm worried that this is a precursor to a torn achilles tendon. Is tbat possible? Should I be strengthening the tendon? or resting it?

I'm not as young as I used to be, but sometimes I think I am anyway.. Help me

thanks fro your time in advance

Addicted to hoops
aka Michael

Posted By MIchael on February 12, 2003 at 21:09:43:

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