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Leg and Achilles Issues

Learn more about specific leg and Achilles tendon issues:

  • Achilles Rupture - An Achilles rupture occurs when the calf muscle tendon, a band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles in the back of the leg to the heel bone behind the leg and heel bone, is torn.
  • Achilles Tendinitis - Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, a fiber bundle that connects the calf muscle to the heel in the back of the leg.
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Pediatric issue) - Calcaneal apophysitis, also called “Sever’s disease” is a painful inflammation in children of the growth plate at the back of the heel.
  • Haglund’s Deformity - Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel which can lead to pain if the soft tissue in the nearby Achilles tendon becomes irritated.
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) - Plantar fasciitis is heel pain that is the result of an inflammation of a band of tissue running under the foot that connects from the heel bone to the toes.
  • Pediatric Flatfoot - Pediatric flatfoot is a deformity where the arch of the foot of a child is collapsed.
  • Shin Splints - The term shin splints refers to pain along the shin bone (tibia), the large bone in the front of the leg.
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