The Achilles tendon is the large, rope-like tendon that connects your heel bone to your calf muscle. This tendon provides the power to move your foot when you walk and exercise.
An ankle sprain that isn’t allowed to heal properly can result in chronic ankle instability and weakness. This can make you more likely to sprain your ankle again. Always treat even minor ankle sprains seriously and slowly increase the strength and flexibility of the ankle joint with physical therapy exercises recommended by your foot doctor.