The Achilles tendon is one of the longer tendons in our body, stretching from the bones of our heel to our calf muscles. This tendon allows us to extend our foot and point our toes to the floor.
An Achilles tendon injury can affect anybody, from professional and amateur athletes, to lazier, couch potato people.
Here a few causes not necessarily related to sports activity:
- Wearing high heels, which increases the stress on the tendon
- A flat foot, also known as fallen arches or over pronation, a condition where every step’s impact causes the arch of the foot to collapse or stretch the muscles and tendons.
- Tight muscles or tendons in the leg
Our friend Arnita has suffered an injury of the Achilles tendon and in this video she is showing us 4 exercises on the bellicon she has used as her own rehab.
These exercises are also recommended as a great prevention to any Achilles’ tendon injury: follow Arnita in this easy to follow workout and enjoy!