Tag Archives: Achilles

Patient Question Friday: What Do You Do For Achilles Tendon Pain?

This question is from Tom, who visits the Valley from New York. He began having Achilles tendon pain when he came here this fall. He was walking a lot, more with more hills than he does at home. He began … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take

Many people with nagging running or other athletic injuries underestimate how long things take to get better sometimes. If we aren’t realistic with healing times, it can lead to a difficult recovery. We chase a “quick fix” that may not … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Towel ankle dorsiflexion stretch

This is a more gentle way to stretch your calf and your achilles if a standing stretch is too painful, or you are non-weightbearing. To determine if a calf stretch may be appropriate for you, refer to this post https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/exercise-of-the-week-half-kneel-dorsiflexion-stretch/. … Continue reading

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Achilles Pain.

Achilles Tendinosis   The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body and is very vulnerable to injury, probably because of its limited blood supply and the variety of forces to which it is subjected during activity. If … Continue reading

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