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The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. The calf muscle is actually two muscles, the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle. The soleus lies underneath the gastrocnemius.
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It allows you to rise up on your toes and push off while walking or running.
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
September 20, 2018
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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