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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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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