ACHILLES TENDINOSIS / CALCANEAL TENDINOSIS
MORE ABOUT ACHILLES TENDINOSIS
SIDE VIEW OF THE ACHILLES TENDON
Achilles tendon problems can be severe --- brutally severe. Because tendinosis can lead to a complete tendon rupture, you must understand TENDINITIS -vs- TENDINOSIS and the fact that Tendinosis is a degenerative condition. Achilles Tendinosis is not Achilles Tendinitis!
The Achilles Tendon is a combination of two muscles and their tendons that are found in your calf ---- the Gastrocnemius and the Soleus. These two powerful muscles attach to the back and bottom of the heel (Calcaneus) and allow you to raise up on the balls of your foot. Although anyone can experience Achilles Tendinopathy, it most frequently occurs in athletes (chiefly runners).
Bear in mind that both the calf muscles and Achilles Tendon are closely related to the Plantar Fascia and PLANTAR FASCIITIS.
Tendinosis of the massive Achilles Tendon can be a potentially serious problem. If the tendon ruptures, you are looking at a long and arduous post-surgical rehab — ask anyone that has gone through it — it’s brutal! To learn more about how I treat Achilles Tendinopathies, see our TISSUE REMODELING PAGE or visit our PATIENT TESTIMONIAL PAGE.