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Rupture of the Achilles Tendon

The Achilles is the tendon that joins the calf muscles 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 muscle. This happens because the calf muscle is a strong muscle and the foot when it “pushes off” exerts a lot of pressure.

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Tags: rupture, Arms and Legs, Lower Body, Feet, Tendons, Ankle Sprain or Strain, Muscle sprain or strain, Sports Injuries, Tendinitis

Torn Muscle - Muscle Tears, Lower Limb

Your muscles are made of fibres resembling “threads” wrapped in “cling film”. A muscle tear happens when these “threads” are stretched too much and break. As they break, the severed ends spring back and curl up. This space is then filled with blood which causes the discoloration that appears as bruising after a day or so. Muscles can tear for many reasons, lack of proper warm-up, over stretching, weakness from a previous injury or poor repair, over tired, tense or cold muscles damage more easily.

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Tags: Whole Body, Neck & Shoulder, Muscles, rupture, Neck / Shoulder problems

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