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Calcific Tendinosis

Calcific tendinosis sounds pretty bad, and it is. This is a condition in which the Achilles tendon calcifies — it gets hard. There is usually a calcified mass right by the Achilles tendon. Tendons are rope-like structures in our bodies. They stretch and return to their original position, bringing other body parts along with them.…

Achilles Tendon vs. Achilles’ Heel

Is your Achilles tendon your Achilles’ heel? The mythical Greek hero Achilles was almost invincible. Almost, because his special powers came from a dipping in the River Styx, the river on which the Ancient Greeks believed people traveled to the afterworld when they died. Achilles’ mother, an immortal nymph named Thetis, held him by the…

Achilles Tendon Basics

  Achilles tendon basics The Achilles tendon connects the foot to the leg. Specifically, it begins at the calf muscle and attaches to the heel bone, creating a flexible connection between the leg and the foot that allows walking, jumping, and running. It is the longest tendon in the body, and we use it constantly.…

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