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Achilles Tendon

achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon is not only the strongest, but also the largest tendon in the human body.

It’s because of the Achilles tendon that we are able to stand on our toes when walking, running, or jumping. Even with all of its strength, the Achilles tendon can be exposed to injury. Due to its limited blood supply and the high tensions placed on it, the Achilles heel can be left vulnerable if harmed.

Possible conditions that may arise due to injuries of the Achilles are tears, tendonitis, and bursitis. Treatments may include pain relievers, custom-made orthotics, shockwave therapy, and in severe cases, surgery.

If you experience discomfort involving the Achilles, call (519) 258-3668 for the help of a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment regime.

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