This advice is for suspected Grade 2 strains of the Gastrocnemius, or Plantaris (“Tennis Leg”). For Calf anatomy and Grades of Strain see PRICE Immediately after the injury occurs start the P.R.I.C.E. regime. P.R.I.C.E. stands for: PROTECTION – use crutches for 2-3 days REST – don’t walk on the injured leg ICE – apply an [...]. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
How you get rid of Painful Achilles Tendons depends on how recent the injury is. Advice is given for Acute Achilles Tendonitis including what activities to substitute for running, how to apply an Ice Block massage. Two lots of different advice is given for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
New Running Style for Achilles Tendonitis?
Does your running style predispose you to Achilles Tendon injury? Find out here by watching a cool video analysis of before and after re-training.
New Running Shoes for Achilles Tendonitis?
It is recommended that you change your shoes every 300 to 500 miles.
If your shoes are past this mileage they may not be providing the support and control that they did initially.
This allows your foot to move about more in the shoe and alters your running mechanics.
This can significantly increase the stresses on your Achilles and may be part of the reason you developed Tendonitis in the first place.
It may also be that the shoes you currently use are not best suited to your foot type and style of running.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
Running with Achilles Tendon Problems
How long have you had the pain in your Achilles? Less than 4 weeks? More than 4 weeks?
Have you had the Achilles pain before?
Can do 3 sets of 15 reps of the Eccentric Calf Exercise and be pain-free?
Your answers to all these questions are important….
There are many types of calf exercises for stretching your calf muscles and Achilles tendon. If you are suffering from Achilles Tendinosis then you need to keep your Gastrocnemius and Soleus muscles stretched. The most effective way of lengthening a muscle is to use static stretching.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post