Muscles and tendons

Full guide to Achilles tendon injuries

in Muscles and tendons

Achilles Tendonitis: symptoms, prevention techniques and treatments  What is the Achilles tendon? The Achilles tendon is situated above the heel and forms the lower part of the calf muscles. It is a continuation of the two calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, and it attaches to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon... MORE

Achilles heel: your running technique is affected by the...

in Muscles and tendons

Having a short Achilles tendon increases the risk of injury Having a short Achilles tendon may be an athlete’s Achilles heel. Clever runners are always trying to improve their running economy (the rate at which oxygen is used to run at a particular pace) because better economy (lower oxygen consumption) almost always translates into better... MORE

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