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#777 Can heel raises make insertional Achilles Tendinitis worse?

I got a question on one of the Doc On The Run YouTube channel videos about insertional Achilles tendinitis.

Kevin asked:

“For a few weeks, I had insertional Achilles tendinitis. I have read that doing heel raises over a step could make the situation even worse. Some suggest doing it on barefoot in a flat zone. What do you think?”

Can heel raises make insertional Achilles tendinitis worse?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast

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#373 How stress can help your Achilles tendon recover faster and get stronger

When you get any stage of Achilles injury and you’re a runner, you’re trying to figure out what you can do to get it to heal as quickly as possible.

The biggest concern with runners when they have an Achilles tendon injury is that the tendon is going to continue to degenerate, turn into Achilles tendinosis, and then potentially even rupture.

But the good news is that stress, when actually applied in the right way, can help your Achilles tendon recover faster, become stronger, so you can get back to running, possibly even with less risk of re-injury.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how stress can actually help your Achilles tendon recover faster.

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#308 Letting go of your Identity as an Injured Runner with Toni Kengor

Your identity as a runner is crucial to your running goals. You cannot run a four hour marathon if you cannot imagine it, cannot visualize it and cannot believe it is possible.

You must believe to achieve any goal.

It’s interesting to me that so many runners understand how visualization of achieving the goal is absolutely critical to finishing a marathon within a specific goal time.

Yet these exact same individuals will almost develop the exact opposite negative visualization and intention setting by identifying ourselves as injured runners who are unable to achieve goals. That negative focus can keep you stuck in a cycle of running injuries.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast we’re talking with Toni Kengor about letting go of your identity as an injured runner.

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There is No Key to Healing. It’s a Combination.

Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today I was on a 15 minute Virtual Doctor Visit call with a runner who has been trying to get over a nagging case of Achilles tendinitis and still wants to do well in the Boston Marathon. It may not surprise you to hear that he is worried about how skipping […]

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