The Achilles tendon main function is to help raise the heel of the ground while walking, running or jumping. It is a band of tissue that connects the bones of the heel to the calf muscles, allowing the foot to flex and the toes to point. Also known as the heel cord, the Achilles tendon is the largest tendon of the body, making it more susceptible to any foot and ankle injuries in people who are active such as athletes who are playing softball.
Today, our orthopedic ankle doctor in Raleigh will talk about the Achilles tendon disorder which is prevalent to athletes who play softball.
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