Tag Archives: Tendon

Foot anatomy

Flexor Hallucis Longus

Flexor Hallucis Longus Some of the main tendons on the medial (inside) of the ankle/foot make up ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’.  That is, the Tibialis Posterior, Flexor DigitormLongus and Flexor Hallucis Longus. Injuries Injuries to the Flexor Hallucis have classically been described in ballet dancers, secondary to their constant repetitive plantar flexion (on toes).  Hence,…

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November 22, 2016

What NOT To Do If You Have Lower Body Tendon Pain

What NOT to do if you have lower body tendon pain! 1. Ignore your pain: Pain is a subjective marker and tells you that the load placed on the tendon is too much. Therefore it is important to manage the load on your tendon. You must reduce certain aspects of your running/training schedule that is…

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November 21, 2016

Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon Injury   ‘Even Achilles was only as strong as his heel’   What is it? The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscles to the heel and is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body.  When the calf muscle contracts, this pulls on the Achilles tendon, pushing the foot downwards (during running, walking…

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October 4, 2016
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