Achilles tendon rupture
The Achilles tendon attaches to the heel of the foot and the calf muscles and provides for the up-and-down movement of the foot. After a rupture of the Achilles tendon, standing on the toes is difficult or impossible.
The Achilles tendon usually ruptures about two inches above the heel. Surgery often involves sewing the tendon back together, as shown below.
Why not give acupressure a try?
Here are lists of acupressure points for Ankle Pain, Foot Pain, and Sprains on PointFinder.org.
If this is your first time, please read the instructions. Don’t use acupressure to replace standard emergency procedures or licensed medical treatment. If you are seriously injured or have acute symptoms seek urgent medical treatment.
Calcaneus (heel bone)
Text and illustrations by Kevin T. Boyd