Do you have an Achilles Tendon Rupture?
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf muscles in the back of the leg to the heel bone. When the calf muscles contract (flex) the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel, causing the foot to point. This movement gives us the ability to stand on our toes, and as it is so strong allows us to run and jump as required.
The Achilles tendon is super strong, and it has been shown that it can bear loads exceeding over 900 kilograms during running.