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Achilles tendon / calf muscle injury

The Achilles tendon is the largest and most powerful tendon in our body. The tendon is located at the back of the lower leg. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle with the heel bone, the heel of the foot. Because the tendon is located over the ankle joint, the foot can make a movement downwards (plantar flexion). Because of the plantar flexion in us, we can sell ourselves. Because the tendon is big, strong and powerful, we can push ourselves off when running, climbing stairs and jumping.

Achilles tendon injuries

The Achilles tendon is an important tendon. If the tendon does not function properly, it can cause hindrances in the ankle joint. Hence

Causes Achilles tendon injury

An Achilles tendon injury can occur in different ways. For example, an injury can occur immediately when suddenly or unexpectedly much force is placed on the Achilles. It is also possible that an Achilles tendon injury occurs after a continuous repeatable movement.
For more information, look at the various injuries below.


There are many symptoms that show whether or not you suffer an Achilles tendon injury. But which injuries are all actually there? And which symptoms are similar to my symptoms? To give more information about this, injuries can be seen below, which are further elaborated and explained.

  • Achilles tendon tendinopathy
  • Achilles tendon shortening
  • Torn / torn Achilles tendon

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