What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is the thickest tendon in the human body. If connects your calf muscles (Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Plantaris) to your heel bone (Calcaneus). These muscles work together to lift your heel off the ground (plantarflex).
Achilles Tendinitis vs Achilles Tendinosis
2 common injuries that occur to the Achilles tendon are Achilles Tendinitis and Achilles Tendinosis. The key difference between these two injuries is that during Achilles Tendinitis there is active inflammation within the tendon. This inflammation is generally short lived, and if the injury...