Muscles and tendons

Achilles tendon: muscle structure and injury rehabilitation

in Muscles and tendons

Achilles tendonitis: treatment and prevention of injury In issues 259 and 262, Matt Lancaster explored a range of training strategies to enhance running robustness and manage the often-difficult transition from injury back to full training. In the final article of this series he addresses the particular challenge of managing Achilles tendon injuries Tendon injuries constitute... MORE

Full guide to Achilles tendon injuries

in Muscles and tendons

Achilles Tendonitis: symptoms, prevention techniques and treatments  What is the Achilles tendon? The Achilles tendon is situated above the heel and forms the lower part of the calf muscles. It is a continuation of the two calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, and it attaches to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon... MORE

Achilles heel: your running technique is affected by the...

in Muscles and tendons

Having a short Achilles tendon increases the risk of injury Having a short Achilles tendon may be an athlete’s Achilles heel. Clever runners are always trying to improve their running economy (the rate at which oxygen is used to run at a particular pace) because better economy (lower oxygen consumption) almost always translates into better... MORE

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