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Jaffa:
I visited a physio that was recommended to me about a very tight calf muscle. We had about 5-6 sessions and he said, not to worry, it's going to get worse before it would get better. I was going to be in the neighbourhood of my old physio so I made an appointment with him. After a quick check he said he wasn't going to try anything because he didn't trust it so sent me for a scan. Sure enough, a slight tear in my achillies heel.
Surprisingly, the treatment involved power training. Most notably lifting kettle bells up and down steps.

uknsaunders:

--- Quote from: 19reading87 on April 26, 2021, 12:47:00 PM ---For years Iíve always had a dodgy achilles in my left foot. Iíve always tried to manage it the best I can. Iíve seen doctors and physios, had treatment and the last specialist said I needed a cortisone injection but didnít want to give it me due to the potential risks it offered.

Iím constantly having to ice after exercise, but would love to know if anybody has had a similar issue and how they overcome it? Whenever I exercise it swells up massively and I struggle to walk, the first 2 games this season have left me in agony.

Cheers in advance

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Ultrasound at Warwick Hospital Redders. Fixed mine in 2 weeks.

I was in a pretty bad state my first full season at Ashorne and icing, stretching didn't work. I was in agony playing by mid season. Once you have a muscle tear and scar tissue builds its very difficult to get it right. Ultrasound combined with some basic stretching sorted it. The ultrasound removes the scar tissue and the stretching will get it back to decent flexibility.

19reading87:

--- Quote from: uknsaunders on April 26, 2021, 08:49:12 PM ---Ultrasound at Warwick Hospital Redders. Fixed mine in 2 weeks.

I was in a pretty bad state my first full season at Ashorne and icing, stretching didn't work. I was in agony playing by mid season. Once you have a muscle tear and scar tissue builds its very difficult to get it right. Ultrasound combined with some basic stretching sorted it. The ultrasound removes the scar tissue and the stretching will get it back to decent flexibility.

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Iíve had all this , on you recommendation ☹️

Real Munson:

--- Quote from: Jaffa on April 26, 2021, 05:26:38 PM ---I visited a physio that was recommended to me about a very tight calf muscle. We had about 5-6 sessions and he said, not to worry, it's going to get worse before it would get better. I was going to be in the neighbourhood of my old physio so I made an appointment with him. After a quick check he said he wasn't going to try anything because he didn't trust it so sent me for a scan. Sure enough, a slight tear in my achillies heel.
Surprisingly, the treatment involved power training. Most notably lifting kettle bells up and down steps.

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The power training is why I mentioned Steffan Jones - he posts drills about contact/landing and loading of the ankle/achillies and how to strengthen that area of the leg.

jimmyca:
Good thread this, coming to end of season and my left achilles is struggling. Icing etc to get me through but will look at the off season to rest and then look to strengthen the area.

Can add achilles to calves and shin splints...

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