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Achilles tightness?

Achilles tightness?
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Phil

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5-19-2010 2:55AM
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Anyone have this? What are best stretches? Could it be sign of a tear?

Chris

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Could it be tendonitis? Here is an excerpt of an article I found about Achilles tendonitis:

Achilles tendonitis is a chronic injury that occurs primarily from overuse. It tends to come on gradually over time until pain is constant and exercise or activity too painful to continue. The biggest cause of chronic Achilles tendonitis is ignoring early warning signs and pushing through pain. If the Achilles tendon is sore, or aches, you need to pay attention and rest it immediately.

The author of the article recommends cutting back on your training and incorporating some light stretching after exercising.

pjh139


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5-29-2010 7:38PM
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It's late but you will KNOW when you have a tear. You will have unbelievable pain in the area and you won't be able to walk on it. When mine went, I felt is snap. The sensation felt exactly like someone had kicked me and hit a vital nerve and the leg lost power. I had to limp back to the house. I looked around for what hit my leg when it happened.

On the plus side of my tear the Ortho doctor told me that I was doing better than 90 percent of those who had a tear and had it repaired. He was taking notes on my rehab methods. But the next time a drunk hits a telephone poll I will NOT be running outside to see if he's still breathing.

Note, some medications can make it easier for the tendons to tear. You may want to check if you are on them and be extra careful while on them. We think that is what contributed to mine.

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Phil

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Thanks. It is not a tear. It is just significant tightness w/o a great response to stretching. Glad you healed ok...
 
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