Achilles Tendon Directory
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Despite being the strongest tendon in the body, it can be injured, especially in athletes. Most injuries heal on their own, though some may require surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Achilles tendon injuries occur, what the Achilles tendon looks like, how to treat injuries, and much more.
Tendinitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
WebMD explains causes, symptoms, and treatment of tendinitis, inflammation of tendons in the thumb, elbow, shoulder, and other joints.
If the bottom of your foot hurts when you walk, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. WebMD explains the causes and symptoms of this condition.
Information on tendon ruptures, a potentially serious problem that may result in excruciating pain and permanent disability if untreated.
Ruptured Tendon Treatment
All ruptured tendons, regardless of site, follow standard RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) home therapy procedure as you seek medical attention.
Vinny Testaverde, Quarterback for the New York Jets
The Achilles tendon, a thick tendon that attaches a muscle in the calf to the heel, gives a person the ability to rise onto the toes and to point the foot.
Torn Achilles tendon: Treatment and Recovery of Jim Miller of the Chicago Bears
Miller was filling in for injured quarterback Cade McNown in the Bears' 20-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 12. He was in the middle of a run when the injury happened.
5 Nice Things to Do for Your Feet
From blisters to inflamed tendons, summer can be tough on toes.
Strains, Sprains and Other Sports Injuries: 3 Questions
WebMD answers three questions about the causes of strains, sprains and other sports injuries -- such as runner’s knee and tennis elbow -- and how to treat them.
Slideshows & Images
Feet (Human Anatomy): Bones, Tendons, Ligaments, and More
WebMD's Feet Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the parts of the feet and explains their function.
Achilles Tendon (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Injuries, Pain, and More
WebMD's Achilles Tendon Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and description of its function as well as conditions that affect the achilles tendon.