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Achilles Tendinitis

Tendons are bands of tough tissue that join muscle to bone. The Achilles is the tendon that joins the calf muscle to the heel. When the calf muscle contracts it pulls on the Achilles tendon and this points the toes down. A rupture happens when too much pull is put on the tendon by the calf muscles. Tendinitis happens when only some of the strands or fibres of the tendon snap or break, or where they become frayed or inflamed.

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Tags: Legs, Ankle, Tendons, Muscles, Achilles Tendinitis, Muscle sprain or strain, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

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