Anybody got through the prescribed alfredson protocol of 12 weeks before that time? ;and 1. Able to start running again at that stage with success? 2. How did the alfredson protocol feel for you? Eg lots of discomfort or mild? 3. Did it cure your Achilles tendinopathy? 4. Did you run through the protocol?
Hi fellow Achilles sufferers. I'm still doing the heel dips and managing 3 x 4 mile runs per week. It's nowhere near what I was doing but I've accepted the fact that I need to strengthen and get my tendon healthy again. Still getting stiffness in the morning and it's hard to tell at the moment if it's the heel dips which is causing strain too but I'm persevering. I'm doing both types of heel dips - straight leg and bent leg. When I first started them I felt strain whilst doing the bent ones but ok on the straight. Now I don't feel strain and I'm hoping that this is a sign that I'm on the mend.
Update: rested for 2 weeks. No tenderness on pinching the tendon but still stiffness first thing especially felt going downstairs. This eases up after first few minutes for the rest of the day until the next day.
Went for a run today to test and no pain whilst running but mild tenderness now on pinching.
I've noticed that on doing the eccentric heel drops the straight leg type are ok and don't feel any discomfort but I do feel strain when doing the bending leg heel drop type. Just to add I only started to do the bend leg ones today after researching online.