Jump to content. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It lets you rise up on your toes and push off when you walk or run. Problems with the Achilles tendon may seem to happen suddenly.
Achilles Tendon Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments - Dr. Axe
The last time I heard a story about rupturing an Achilles tendon , the guy was playing tennis and lunged after a ball. He just dropped to the ground. He knew that he should not move because the foot did not feel right and when you hear something like that, trust me - the last thing you want to do is move with the injury. Fortunately, keeping still was precisely the right thing to do.
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The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, linking the heel bone to the calf muscle. Problems with the Achilles are some of the most common conditions seen by sports medicine doctors. Chronic, long-lasting Achilles tendon disorders can range from overuse injuries to tearing of the tendon.