Achilles was the son of Peleus, a Greek king, and Thetis, a sea nymph or goddess.
Thetis gives birth to Achilles who, unlike her, is mortal. She attempts to make the baby Achilles immortal, by dipping him in the River Styx (the river that runs through the underworld), while holding him by his heel. The one part of his body left untouched by the waters becomes his only point of weakness, hence the phrase ‘Achilles heel’.
Achilles Tendon: The triceps surae muscle is a three-headed muscle in the posterior compartment of the leg. It consists of two muscles, gastrocnemius and soleus. Along with the plantaris muscle, the triceps surae composes the superficial flexor group of the leg, which forms the bulk on the back of the calf.
Function: of the triceps surae is to plantar flex the foot. In addition, the gastrocnemius portion of the muscle aids the flexion of the leg, while the soleus assists in maintaining the steady posture while standing on the ground.
How most common injuries Happen?
- Increasing exercise intensity – Warmup and Cool down.
- Systemic Health ( Fluidity, immune disorder)
- Previous injury – not well recovered
- Other focal and global injuries
- and lots more
Exercises: (They’re plenty of exercises to do) – Best one is the one suited you better , best applicable for you and make you feel good. You must keep active to recover better however knowing your body positioning and level intensity important.
- Try Bare feet at home so more structure and more receptors (communication network) will work better.
- Hot, cold, kinesio typing could be beneficial
- Ankle, Knee, Hip mobility – whole body approach always useful
- Hydrate yourself – better elasticity and fluid changes.