In a recent soccer game, David Beckham ends his run to play in a fourth World Cup when he tears his Achilles’ tendon . This is not a common problem for professional athletes, but is seen in weekend warriors more commonly.
An Achilles tendon tear is an injury to the strongest tendon in the body. This injury can often require surgical correction to help return individuals to regular activities. For more information on this entity, visit our Achilles Tendon page .