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Q. Can you advise me achilles pain please. Tried icing, heel lifts, gait analysis, stair drops.. I tore one of them 3 years ago which was operated on and I s. Perfect now, but the other one is just getting worse, I can't stop running- it's my passion but I have read conflicting advice about heel drop stretches (alfreddson? ) and whether they can cause more damage. Please help? - Sara Collins

A. Since I started to use the Alfredson protocol I haven't ever caused anyone harm and I have a stratospheric rate of getting people back to full health and running. The application of this protocol is vital that it is right, see my earlier post. Are you sure that you have an achillies issue as it sounds more like plantar is to me. 

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