What are Achilles Tendon Ruptures

September 3, 2018

Achilles (uh-KILL-eez) tendon rupture is an injury that impacts the back of your lower leg. It primarily happens in people playing sports. However, it can transpire in anyone. The Achilles tendon is a firm fibrous cord that links the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. If you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can tear (rupture) entirely or just partially. If your Achilles tendon ruptures, you…