Achilles' tendon

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A`chil´les' ten´don

n.1.(Anat.) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; - so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx.
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Ahmed Shehzad had "complained of acute pain in the region of the left Achilles' tendon during a fielding training session" PCB statement said.
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Aled jones's panto debut has ended in agony after he snapped an Achilles' tendon.
It is usually caused by shoe irritation, the pull of the Achilles' tendon, a high arch, or foot biomechanics while running.
There are simply no data that benefits of injection of an Achilles' tendon last any longer than 12 weeks," he said.