Tag: Achilles Tendon

Foot

Achilles Tendon Rupture

A total tear in the Achilles tendon can happen in any part of its length. It is a sudden, traumatic injury. When the tendon snaps, it leaves two broken ends which may stay close together or spring apart, leaving a visible dent. There may also be bruising. Rupture is very rare in children, uncommon in […]

Foot

Achilles Tendon Insertion Strain

The tendon can be strained or suffer a minor tear at its attachment to the calcaneus. Sometimes the bursa between the tendon and the upper part of the bone becomes inflamed. In a chronic problem, spurs may form on the calcaneus. A spur can become detached, forming a focal point of pain. Achilles insertion problems […]

Ruptured Achilles Tendon
Lower Limb

Achilles Tendon Strain

Brief Outline of Achilles Tendon Strain Achilles tendon strains can be very painful and take some time to heal. The Achilles tendon, which gets its name from the mythological Greek warrior Achilles, is located in the back of the lower leg over the heel. An injury to this tendon can be debilitating because of its involvement in walking […]

Achilles Tendinitis
Lower Limb

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis Video Brief Outline of Achilles Tendinitis Inflammation of the Achilles tendon can be very painful, especially since all of the body’s weight is supported by this structure and the shoe often presses against this area. Repetitive stress to the tendon can lead to inflammation that causes additional irritation, causing more inflammation. Activities such […]