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Dave

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You know, once this Achilles finally gets better (although, truth be told, I have times nearly every day when I wonder if it ever will), my next comeback to marathoning is going to be quite the adventure.

In the meantime, still working on the house. Things are going VERY slowly. I decided that since I'm doing so much trim I better do it better than I have before, which means I needed to learn a fair amount about how to do it correctly. I've never been happy with how my previous trim work has turned out. As it happens, there are a few little tricks that I didn't know about. No wonder all the profession work I've done looks so good. I practiced on a couple of scrap pieces and I think I can do it. Borrowed a nail gun from a friend - another very important piece of equipment for this to work.

Still planning the wedding. Less than two weeks to go. This is actually another reason the house is taking longer than it should. Priorities.

And there you go.

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Run2BFit

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For what it's worth, when I had achilles tendonitis I healed my achilles tendon by doing eccentric heal drops; first unweighted then adding weight to a backpack while doing them.   See link: https://runnersconnect.net/achilles-tendonitis-and-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-in-runners/.  I still do eccentric heal drops daily to help prevent re-occurance.

The story that I heard (don't recall where) regarding the origin of using eccentric heal drops to heal achilles tendonitis was that there was a runner who had achilles tendonitis and wanted his doctor to perform surgery to repair the tendon, but his doctor wouldn't agree unless the tendon was actually ruptured.   So the runner being impatient and wanting to get back running started doing lots of eccentric heal drops trying to induce a rupture of the tendon.   But in trying to rupture the tendon with the eccentric heal drops he actually ended up healing the tendon instead.

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14 hours ago, Run2BFit said:

For what it's worth, when I had achilles tendonitis I healed my achilles tendon by doing eccentric heal drops; first unweighted then adding weight to a backpack while doing them.   See link: https://runnersconnect.net/achilles-tendonitis-and-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-in-runners/.  I still do eccentric heal drops daily to help prevent re-occurance.

The story that I heard (don't recall where) regarding the origin of using eccentric heal drops to heal achilles tendonitis was that there was a runner who had achilles tendonitis and wanted his doctor to perform surgey to repair the tendon, but his doctor wouldn't agree unless the tendon was actually ruptured.   So the runner being impatient and wanting to get back running started doing lots of eccentric heal drops trying to induce a rupture of the tendon.   But in trying to rupture the tendon with the eccentric heal drops he actually ended up healing the tendon instead.

I wonder how old that guy was. I'm going on 2 months, which I don't find unusual anymore. But this heel drop thing is absolutely worth trying. Thanks.

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MichaelV

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When I had Achilles Tendinitis, I went to a physical therapist. I ended up doing a bunch of stretches for 3 or 4 months, but few of them had anything to do with my calves. They had me work more on strengthening my hips and hip flexibility. It seems a lot of times the place you are having issues is actually just a symptom of a problem somewhere else.

You can Google the Myrtl routine online to see a lot of the same stretches that I did. This was over two years ago and I haven't had a problem since.

I tried to do the heel drops on my own prior to that, but it felt like I was doing more damage than help.

 

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