Achilles Tendon Injuries

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The Achilles tendons are thick and powerful bands of fibrous tissue. They connect your calf muscles to your heel bones. The tendons help you walk, run and jump. And that means they are under a lot of stress, making injuries to the Achilles tendons common.

What are achilles tendon injuries?

This detailed video describes achilles tendon injuries, including overuse injuries, rupture, and treatment. If you have injured an Achilles tendon, it's important to get proper care so you don't have ongoing problems. Some injuries can be treated with rest, medications orthotics and physical therapy. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.