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Achilles Tendonitis

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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

You've mentioned what you do for a living in the past. I guess it's an accumulative condition from wearing steelies with an unsuitable lift from ball to heel (Heel drop). You'll have been wearing them for long shifts and all the rolling and the heel height finally caused bad juju on the achilles. I seem to recall you saying you're a little bit (ahem cough) broad in the beam shall we say?? Husky as the Americans say


I've had some frigging awful safety boots and only found out about the drop from heel to ball through running. It's a big thing and can be the difference between long periods of running fit or having lots of niggly injuries and strains. Changing footwear will help the tendons heal whereas all the potions and lotions will suppress the pain and nothing else. You'd really be better off having a few weeks of recovery and, yeah, I know that's not realistic.

There are runner's exercises that strengthen all of those tendons and muscles. For example, stand on one leg and then on the tip-toe. Do this in sets on alternate legs. It helps defend from strains when the foot rolls. From achilles to sciatic nerve and through all the leg and hip muscles...the exercises will help.

Now, because I love you buddy, I've just watched a dozen videos trying to find one that shows what I'm on about. Jeez, so much sh*t out there. The best I found is this one and the exercises start at four minutes in so skip the rest...



ETA - Found an Aussie firm who make specialist boots - Ascent: Alpha 2 (4E) Black
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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
Anyone had this?

My god is it pissing me off, it's been months now, have orthotics, regular physio appointments, and although I can feel my foot getting stronger, the pain is a solid 7 all day every day.

Feel like an old man.




Have your doctor ultrasound the area to see if you have spurs growing.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Look on Amazon to see what kind of brace might be used to help.
You can always order elsewhere or locally, but it will give you an idea what will work.

I had severe heel pain for a long time.....I used a natural liniment, coupled with a quality peppermint oil, applied 2x a day. It really worked. I knew about 6 others it helped.
Sadly, I don't know what was in it....and the company is no longer in business.
But, I would think a bit of searching online would find something similar.
I'll see if I can find what was in it.



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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I have tendinitis in my knee. I got taken down at work over a year ago and thought yoga would fix it.

It got so bad, I literally couldn't stand on it after work, I'd have to take breaks while doing dishes. The pain is the worst. Burning, searing pain; and I've had bulging discs for years and bone spurs in my foot(but I'm not doing the needle).

I've tried yoga, new shoes, and now physical therapy, it sucks for sure. It does make you feel old too. Naproxen helps a little.

Best of Luck, I know your pain


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posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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Brother...try Solomons seal...its harder to find retail...but the Taoists and Shaolin rely on it...all of you really need a proper Chinese, Japanese or Korean herbalist....not a round eye like me...but I promise it will work. Acupuncture from a multi generational native family...the crap they taught us is half measures...seriously

Find a kindly Asian master...very few of us Westerners do the job justice. Ive been practicing 26 years now and submit to their amazing skill



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it!



posted on Jul, 24 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
Anyone had this?

My god is it pissing me off, it's been months now, have orthotics, regular physio appointments, and although I can feel my foot getting stronger, the pain is a solid 7 all day every day.

Feel like an old man.



I had it for a few months about 16yrs ago. Mine was so bad that I couldn't actually even get out of bed most days. It took forever to get an actual diagnosis, and there isn't really much for treatment but heat/ice, ibuprofen and patience.

Good luck man. It's terrible falling on your face in the morn because your foot took the day off.



posted on Jul, 25 2017 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Thanks matey, I really appreciate the effort you've gone to here. Will watch the vids when I get home.

Those boots look alright, and are comparably priced against others. Unfortunately I've just got new boots, so I'll see how they go for now.



posted on Jul, 25 2017 @ 12:49 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Carrying an injury around 24/7 brings a guy down. Good luck getting back to normal again.



posted on Jul, 25 2017 @ 04:40 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Im glad I made this thread now, heaps of good information to help me along.

I've added a couple more stretches now on top of the one given to me by the physio.

Thanks to all that contributed!

🙏



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