Probably many of you have heard of the Greek myth of Achilles. His mother dipped him in the river Styx in order to make him invulnerable. However, she held him out of the water by his heel, and eventually he succumbed after being shot in that heel during battle.
Because of this myth, often when someone has a specific, tragic, weakness, it is called an Achilles Heel.
Our Achilles tendons have been aptly named after poor old Achilles because they truly are vulnerable to injury that can be a show stopper.
How does this happen and what can we do to prevent this from happening?
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