The Achilles tendon is the largest and most powerful tendon in our body. This tendon is located at the back of the lower leg. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, the heel of the foot. Because the tendon lies over the ankle joint, the foot can make a downward movement (plantar flexion). The plantar flexion in our ankle joint allows us to deposit. Because the tendon is large, strong and powerful, we can push ourselves hard when running, climbing stairs and jumping.
The Achilles tendon is an important tendon. If the tendon does not function properly, it can cause obstacles in the ankle joint. That is why an injury to the Achilles tendon must be treated well immediately, with proper care. Therefore, always consult a specialist for appropriate advice.
An Achilles tendon injury can develop in several ways. For example, an injury can arise acutely, if suddenly or unexpectedly a lot of force is placed on the Achilles. It is also possible that an Achilles tendon injury occurs after a continuously repeatable movement.
For more information, look at the different injuries below.
There are many symptoms that show whether or not you have an Achilles tendon injury. But which injuries are there all? And which symptoms correspond to my complaints? To give more information about this, injuries can be seen below, which are further elaborated and explained.