Achilles Tendon Rupture: The Diagnosis
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Being the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects the gastrocnemius (calf muscle) to the calcaneus bone of the foot. Tendons are rather strong, but not very flexible. Now since its the largest tendon, you can imagine it can be easily injured and can be very painful.
When your gastrocnemius muscle contracts, the Achilles tendon is stretched upwards, forcing your toes down. This process is critical in some every day activities such as walking, running, going up stairs, and jumping. It is possible to walk on a ruptured Achilles tendon but can be e…
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