Achilles Tendon Injuries. Michael LaBella. Objectives. To be able to identify the difference between Achilles Tendinitis and an Achilles Rupture. How a coach could evaluate an Achilles injury. Post surgery rehabilitation programs to be able to return to play after the rupture of an Achilles.
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The Achilles tendon is the tendon that connects the calf muscle (gastrocnemius) to the heel bone (calcaneus). This is the tendon that is just below the skin at the back of the ankle. As with most tendon injuries, this tendon may be injured.
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