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    Picture of the Achilles Tendon
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    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    A picture, a description and discussion of common conditions related to the Achilles Tendon.

    The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. When the calf muscles flex, the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel. This movement allows us to stand on our toes when walking, running, or jumping. Despite its strength, the Achilles tendon is also vulnerable to injury, due to its limited blood supply and the high tensions placed on it.
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