I developed a bilateral Achilles tendons injury following the wearing of MBT shoes. My tendons are swollen and sore, I have not been able to train for nearly 5 months. It is like they have been completely over stretched and are bulging.
I have had osteopathy, sports massage, have been doing posture realignment, taken good quality natural anti-inflammatories, used over the counter anti-inflammatory creams. To no effect whatsoever.
I am usually very active, a black belt third Dan in free style Tae Kwon Do, a sport I have been practising for 30 years at least twice a week. I usually recover quickly from the odd sprain or sports injury but not this time.
I have not injured my tendons, have not changed anything to my normal routine or shoes, the only thing I did in May 2010 was buy a pair of MBT shoes on the recommendation of a couple of friends who swear by them. I wore them in accordance with the DVD, 10 minutes at first, then 1/2 an hour, then longer. The shoes felt comfortable and I only wore them a few times before noticing a serious inflammation to my tendons.
Has anyone come across similar problems?
Please advise. Many thanks,
Asked by Laurence P. - 9 answers - 6 years 35 weeks ago