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I am a runner, I have had insertional Achilles tendonopathy

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I am a runner, I have had insertional Achilles tendonopathy for about 2.5 months. I have heard conflicting advice on the best exercise to treat it. Some say eccentic calf raises on a step, others say eccentric calf raises on flat ground with straight knee. Do have advice on this?
Thanks, Ed
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 15 days ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla. I understand your concerns.

Achilles tendinopathy is a common problem in runners. Stretching before and after exercising is a must. A straight-kneed and a bent-kneed eccentric heel drop is the best exercise to help this problem. You can 3 sets of 15 repetitions twice a day for 2-3 weeks. Let me know if you have any other questions

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