Achilles tendon

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Achilles tendon

the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone

Achilles tendon

[ə′kil·ēz ′ten·dən]
(anatomy)
The tendon formed by union of the tendons of the calf muscles, the soleus and gastrocnemius, and inserted into the heel bone.
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After the foot is straightened, it is tilted further upward to stretch the tightened heel cord.
Lean forward and feel the stretch of the heel cord and foot arch of your extended leg.
Recommend better shoes or arch supports, heel cord stretching, dorsiflexor strengthening, and rest.
Mitchell was to undergo a heel cord lengthening procedure today and is due home later this month.
Mum Sharon, 42, said: "When we arrived there and Callum went in for his pre-op, the surgeon told us that just doing the heel cords would not correct his foot position.
On April 1, Riccardo had operations to lengthen his hamstring and have his heel cords released and spent about a month in the US following his treatment at St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri.
But he has had a growth spurt - he wears age 10-11 clothes despite being about to turn eight next week - and as a result of his bones growing so fast, he now needs another op to cut his heel cords, which are too tight.
Physical exam demonstrated tight heel cords, exaggerated foot arches, and claw toe deformities.
Yesterday Callum, a pupil at New Hartley First School, underwent a second operation on his heel cords and hamstrings.
A fortnight later, he went under the knife again for surgery on his heel cords and hamstrings at the same hospital.