Tendons attach muscle to bone. When these cords become irritated, it causes pain, tenderness, or premature fatigue, depending on the diagnosis and situation. The anatomy of the ankle tendons are illustrated.
There are many tendons that have anchor points in the foot. Points D and G represent various tendon sheaths, or thin layers of tissue that surround the tendons to protect them. It is important to understand the function of tendons, to avoid misdiagnosing or misinterpreting instructions from your doctor.