Who is your Achilles' tendon named for and why?
The origin lies in Greek mythology.
Achilles was the son of the nymph Thetis and Peleus, the king of the Myrmidons.
According to the Achilleid, written by Statius in the first century AD, when Achilles was born Thetis tried to make him immortal by dipping him in the river Styx. However, he was left vulnerable at the part of the body by which she held him, his heel.
It's the other way around. The Achilles tendon was named after the character Achilles. Achilles got his invinceability when his mother dipped him into the river Styx. In order to do this, she held him by the back of the foot-- Where she held him was the only part of his body that was not bathed in the river's water. Hence his defeat (agony of da feet?) when struck at the Achilles tendon.
The tendon located at side of ankle and above heel is known as Achilles tendon. Because in a Greek mythology story a water nymph named Thetis was trying to make her son, Achilles, immortal, so she dipped him in the River Styx. All of him went under the water except his heel (ankle), which she was holding (around the ankle) so she could pull him back up. The water from the River Styx made all…
Achilles epithet is swift-footed. A part of the human anatomy is the achilles tendon, connecting the leg and heel -- on the back of the ankle. This is named after the hero achilles for his one weak spot being that tendon due to him not being completely submerged in the river styx. His attribute is his feet and it is a reoccurring theme for his story; they are both his strong point and his weakness.
Can you have problems with your Peroneal tendon as a result or secondary of An Achilles tendon rupture?
Absolutely, the Achilles is only the main injury or the most serious injury, but you also got lots of other tendon and muscle tears and pulls all over the foot and ankle area when your Achilles went out. If the Achilles is damaged, it will probably swell at times and that is bound to cause discomfort to the area including the peroneal tendon.