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This information is provided for guidance only and cannot be used as a diagnosis of your condition. It is designed to help you get some clarity about your problem, so you can discuss it further with an expert and obtain an accurate diagnosis.

The lower leg, between the knee and ankle, has two bones, the tibia and fibula and the primary purpose of the muscles is to aid in the bending of the knee, flexing of the ankle and foot articulation.

The most prominent muscles in the calf are the gastroc’s, which attach to a very strong Achilles tendon, which is used heavily in the standing off part of walking and running.