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Alternative to adidas boost

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 19:10
Hi I'm looking for a change in trainer. Anybody got any advice on like for like alternative to the adidas boost trainer? Was thinking of something from the Asics range.

Achilles tendinopathy

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 07:26
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?

Achilles - no pain only on pinching and first thing in mornjng

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 21:39
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.

I'm still cycling and swimming.

Wishing you well.

Heel drop and Plantar Fascitis

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:33

Hi, i'm currently suffering with Achilles tendinosis (degeneration of the tendon rather than inflammation (tendinitis))

I've been doing the alfredson technique - eccentric heel drops for over a week now but I think this covers PF too.  I will certainly continue to do these exercises once this AT clears up.

Still getting soreness and stiffness - first thing in the morning.

My question is how long does the soreness last for?

Achilles - no pain only on pinching and first thing in mornjng

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 07:22
Thanks Emily's dad.

Well I'm still getting nowhere with this.

I have it in both heels but left one is more so. I don't think the heel dips are making things better so going to lay off doing these also. Found this really interesting article on line.

Achilles - no pain only on pinching and first thing in mornjng

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:15
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.

Mileage build after reducing miles

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 22:06
Hi thank you all. Getting over the cold I think. I have been spinning so maybe I need to stop that and whilst swimming I push off with just the good foot as I soon learnt that one.

Have to admit I've not had a cold in years so I do see some relation in nayans post.

I just worry about losing fitness but that's something I have always had to deal with in my little head with niggles.

Mileage build after reducing miles

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 15:02
Looking for advice as I'm not sure how to build up. Pre-injury - was running three times a week and swimming and spinning the other days. My longest run on a Sunday was 17 miles. Four weeks ago I started with Achilles tendinitis and so rather than resting until it cleared I rested all week then ran again on the Sunday (my long run day). The following morning it was apparent I had made the niggle worse so I rested again ( usually do two further runs in the week then a long run on Sunday). I then ran in the Sunday again but I reduced the miles to 10 to see if this would help. The following morning I felt stiffness again. So I continued the following pattern and rested all week again. Third Sunday came along and I did 6 miles. The following morning still stiffness. So.... I rested all week again. It's now the fourth Sunday (today) and I was due to go out to run as the stiffness first thing is now disappearing and no tenderness on pinching the heel now but I have come down with a cold and really don't have the energy to go out. So I'm going to attempt a run tomorrow instead. My questions are: Have I lost all of my running fitness? What miles shall I attempt on my first run? Hope you can help.

Achilles - no pain only on pinching and first thing in mornjng

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 13:09
Since Physio I have done a spin class and a swim.

Went for a 6 mile run this morning and ok whilst running but still tender on pinching. I also didn't enjoy the run. Maybe I should just totally back off running until this is totally cleared up. Last three weeks now I've done one long run and rested all week. Just soul destroying isn't it.

As usual with Achilles will see how I am with first few steps tomorrow morning. Will wear foot splint tonight also. I'm away from this weekend and not brought splint with me past two nights.

How is everybody else getting along?

Achilles - no pain only on pinching and first thing in mornjng

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 21:10
Been to physio. Had acupuncture and massage. Was told to keep stretching and icing and rolling for next few days then try a small run. If OK after the run and especially the morning after then to start building up again.
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