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Posted by: Devon123 | 2007/03/16

Achilles pain

The past 2 months i've been getting this incredible RANDOM pain from my achilles - happens occasionally and if i play sport etc.
Almost like someone is stabbing me in the heels at the time. I've seen a foot specialist and says i need to see a Biokinetist - Is there any other things you can recommend or exercises etc I can use to gradually strengthen my achilles - I apparantly have a slight rupture in the tendon...
I've been strapping it, would this help over time?
Thanks, any help appreciated

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Hi Devon 123

Eccentric exercises of your achilles can help. This is where you slowly stretch your achilles by standing with your forefoot on a step and letting the back of your foot go below the level of your toes. Slowly. And then raising it.
ten times per foot twice a day.
DrP

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