Most people are quite familiar with the term “Achilles heel.” This is often used—sometimes in a lighthearted way—to describe someone’s “one” weakness. Now, Achilles from Greek mythology may have only been vulnerable in the back of his heel, but we are all human and no one really has only a single weakness!
Ironically, the Achilles tendon is actually the strongest, most durable tendon in the human body. These connective tissues link bones and muscles together. In the case of the Achilles, it is the calf muscle and heel bone which are connected. This tendon is definitely strong, but—much like its namesake—is not completely invulnerable. In fact, there are different types of Achilles tendon injuries people can (and do) sustain.
Knowing about these injuries and recognizing their symptoms will help you know when to apply home care or seek professional treatment here at Dallas Podiatry Works. With this in mind, here are some Achilles tendon injuries to know:
If you need professional care for any of the types of Achilles tendon injuries, Dallas Podiatry Works can help. Our staff will diagnose the condition and then provide the effective treatment you need. Call our Dallas, TX office at (972) 566-7474 or our Plano office at (972) 943-3323, or request your appointment for either location online today.
I had a problem with my ankle and called the office to see about getting an appointment sometime this week. I was thoroughly pleased when they were able to work me into their busy schedule on the same day !!! Thank you to the staff and Dr. Northcutt.*
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.*
I was fortunate to happen upon Dallas Podiatry Works, where I got Dr. Northcutt to help me. Can’t say enough good about him: he was nice, kind, and a good listener. That last is a particularly important trait. My foot got better under his care, and I felt respected as a patient and a person. The clinic staff is helpful and clear as well. I highly recommend Dallas Podiatry Works.*
Dr. Northcutt is absolutely a true Godsend for me. On top of that, he is a true professional and has great patient skills. Never condescending or impersonal. He sincerely spend time with you and explains why you may have the symptoms and how to take care of them. Gosh, he even shakes hands with the patient, introduces himself and even says goodbye. Usually, not the norm!!!*
Thank you for your quick response to my problem. I fully expected to come in and get the run around and be scheduled for another appointment to come back for the ingrown toe nail to be fixed. I was quit surprised when a single visit and you had me out the door with no more pain. Again, thanks so much.*