Achilles Tendon Injuries

Our Achilles Tendons allow us to stand on our toes, to walk, run and jump etc. It is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body as it attaches the heel to the most powerful muscle group in the body – these being the leg muscles and calf muscles in particular. The Achilles Tendon is subject to a person’s entire body weight with each step taken and anything up to twelve times body weight during a sprint and/or push-off from the starting block.