Newsletter

Sports

Body

Conditions & Symptoms

Treatments

RSS feed

Syndicate content

How can i clear up my achilles tendinitis? what plyometrics exercises can i do that won't aggravate it

Question: How can i clear up my achilles tendinitis? what plyometrics exercises can i do that won't aggravate it

I ruptured my right TA in october 2007. which has healed great, i'd never had any tendinitis in it.

However i now find myself, almost 5 years on with pain in the left tendon. I play a lot of badminton, and work out in the gym when i can to train for my sport. a lot of lower body exercises, including squats, leg press, calf raises - usually with some form of extra resistance.

until about 4 months ago i would do a plyometrics routine to beef up the power in my calves, and got great results. but now my routine ends up cut short by pain in the left achilles.

Any idea how i can clear this up?, or what other exercises i could do to get the same benefit?

Cheers

Neil

Answer:

That's a shame Neil, I see your question is on our Facebook page and we will pass any responses on.

Welcome.

Answer:

Your condition could likely be from tendonosis which is more of a degenerative tendon then an inflamed one. Resisted heel raises to the point of feeling slight pain during the exercise but not after, or no worse after. 3 sets of 15 reps 3 times a day is the recommended protocol. I would probably do them over the edge of a step. And would also recommend deep cross friction massage.