How to deal with Achilles pain

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How to deal with Achilles pain

Lots of our customers have on and off issues with Achilles tendons, especially in the morning or after a race. Prevention is so much better than dealing with the damaged tissue.

It can take even up to a year to heal an Achilles tendon rupture! Ouch! Such significant damage doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a cumulative overstressing over a long period of time. So don’t miss the signs from your body, and take care of it before it’s too late.

In our new video we are sharing our best tips on how to deal with Achilles pain. With the correct massaging, strengthening and stretching it took me about 8 weeks to sort my own Achilles problem. Maybe our tricks will help you too? Enjoy the video and let us know what you think!

In case of any problems with your Achilles, it's always super important to check your running shoes. Have they done more than 400 miles (the fully cushioned ones) or 300 miles (the ones with lightweight cushioning)? If that's the case, then they need to be replaced. Old cushioning isn't doing any good for your body and the Achilles is often the first place where you can start to feel the first signs of old cushioning or ill-fitting shoes. Speaking of which, you should always make sure that your shoes are well suited to your gait. If you are overpronating and have shoes without support, this can easily cause Achilles pain or injuries. If you need any advice with that, we are here happy to help. We do natural gait analysis, so we can make sure that your running shoes are perfect fit for you. Just pop in to one of our stores.

One more thing, all the tips mentioned above are to help you with recovery. But for real expert advice it's always good to go and see a sports physiotherapist. Check out the in-store practitioners at our sports clinic.

These are exercises that we've found very useful and want to share with our customers. But we're not certified instructors. Always consult your specialist before beginning any exercise programme. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

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