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Achilles Tendon Information

Locations of Reflex Points on the Body

When a doctor tests your reflexes, she looks not only for movement of the stimulated muscle but also for speed and briskness of re...

Pressure Points in the Heel

Acupressure and reflexology are two alternative complementary therapies that systematically apply pressure to certain parts of the...

How to Stretch Before Wearing Heels

You can't deny it: While high heels can do wonders for your height and your look, they get uncomfortable. It isn't just you, eithe...

Decrease Achilles Pain After Basketball

Basketball involves hard running, abruptly changing feet positions, and extreme use of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon, w...

Treatment for a Torn Achilles Tendon in the Heel

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This tendon is responsible for helping the foot flex, which allows ...

Achilles Tendon Rehab Exercises

The tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg to your heel is your Achilles tendon. You use your Achilles tendon every time...

Iliopsoas Tendon Pain When Walking

Iliopsoas tendon issues can hinder your ability to walk, as the iliopsoas muscle plays a role in the movement of your hip and thig...

How to Stretch a Shortened Achilles Tendon

Your Achilles tendon anchors your calf muscles to the back of your heel bone, and its movement is what allows you to point your to...

Tightness in the Heel Cord & Hamstring

Tightness in your hamstrings and your heel cord -- or Achilles tendon -- can cause major discomfort when you move. Since these two...

Causes of Achilles Tendon Pain and Swelling

The Achilles tendon is a group of tissues connecting the calf muscles and heel bone. When intact, this tendon facilitates the mech...
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