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Quiz #3 answers
Question 1: Which muscle is attached to the Achilles tendon?
The calf muscles stretch from above the knee and end into the Achilles tendon attaching at the heel bone. These muscles are often too tight or/and weak and can transmit too much tension on the Achilles tendon potentially causing/worsening tendinopathy. Regular stretching but also careful strengthening of the calve is important.
Question 2: How many joints are there in a foot?
The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are actively articulated), and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This high amount of articulations allow the foot to adapt to rough ground and keep us in balance. Walking regularly barefoot in the garden or on the beach helps to activate all muscles in foot and ankle and help you prevent falls.
Question 3: The meniscus is?
- A kind of breakfast cereal
- Bean-shaped cartilage in the knee
- A bundle of sensory nerve fibres going to the thalamus
We have the medial and the lateral meniscus in each knee. They are important to increase the congruence of the thigh bone with the shin and to absorb shocks. They can get injured by quick twisted knee movements and also extreme loaded knee flexion.
Question 4: Why is Swissphysio called Swissphysio?
- A special type of treatment techniques
- The owner is from Switzerland
- The owner is from Sweden
Angela moved to the UK from Switzerland in 2000 and opened Swissphysio in 2003. She considers herself an adopted Geordie.
Question 5: Who leads the Achaeans (Greeks) to war with the Trojans in Homer’s epic The Iliad?
Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and the brother of Helen’s husband Menelaus, led an expedition of Achaean troops to Troy and besieged the city for ten years because of Paris’ insult.