after wk3r3 my achillies flaired up.For a long time now i have had tendonitis of the achillies been to doc had tablets but it keeps coming back.Its been 1 1/2 weeks of rest so this week will see if wk4 r1 will hold.It's like chasing your tail exercise to loss weight,lower blood pressure but there always something gose. Well this time i'm straping up and going for it.wk4 here i come


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  • goog luck with W4. Have you tried a heel raiser (not sure if thats what they are called) but Boots sell them. They are gel based and act as a shock absorber. :)

  • Good luck I hope it goes well for you. So frustrating when an injury holds you back. This really will help your bp I have noticed a significant effect on mine. No giving up now hope to stop poping pills but just need to loose a bit more weight first.

  • Not sure if it will work for you, but I had this a few years ago. Went to docs, had tablets, injections, , rest, threats of casts, etc. Nothing worked. Changed doctors, new doctor said either wear a heel pad in your shoes for a couple of weeks or some high heels to take the pressure of the heel. Tried it, and within a few days it was gone, every time I get a niggle now, I just pop the pad in for a few days. Passed the tip on to a few cycling friends and it worked for them, too. Might be worth a try... (and now that I've typed all this, I just realise hollyO has said the same thing! Ooops!)

  • I also have this and nothing has worked. Saw a specialist this week and am getting shock wave therapy on the tendon. Will be 3 treatments 4 weeks apart. Will report back once I get it and let you know.

  • Ihave gotten a bit of a sore Achilles when I play soccer (football), the heal pad worked a teat for me. i also make sure I stretch my Achilles ,as well as the rest of me , after each run :-) Old body needs lots of stretching ,seems to keep me from getting too sore though .

  • thanks guys will try the heal pad and see if it works.will let you all know how it goes.First run monday.

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