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.