Deposits of cholesterol, known as xanthomas, can accumulate in the Achilles tendon as a result of high cholesterol levels in the body. The tiny lumps can be alleviated by general strategies to lower cholesterol; however, xanthomas may need further treatment, such as a biopsy of the lesion.
The Achilles is the human body’s strongest and thickest tendon and runs down the backside of the lower leg, connecting the calf muscle to the heel. We use our Achilles tendon whenever we are in motion walking, running, or jumping. The Achilles is tough enough to stand up to forces of 1,000 pounds or greater, […]