Achillies Tendons are a strong band of tissue that connects the calf muscles such as the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the plantaris muscle and heel bone or calcaneus. Achillies Tendons tend to be one of the more common tendons that are injured in the body. Achillies Tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achillies Tendons. Achillies Tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have changed their training requirements, for example suddenly increased intensity or duration of their runs. Achillies Tendinitis is also very common in people over 40 years of age who play sports such as tennis or basketball and tend to play sports on the weekends. Excessive force on the Achillies tendon can result in tears and ruptures. A tear may result from sudden movements such as a sprinting from a stop. The abrupt tension of the tendon can be too much and can tear or possibly rupture.
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