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Training errors and achilles pain

The following article, or blog post, is a great read for any runner who has been suffering Achilles tendinitis. I see this scenario played out over and over in my office. It’s training patterns that lead to the problem. Too many speed workouts. Running easy runs too hard. Running your long runs at race pace. It’s too much! Read this blog post which links to numerous scientific articles explaining how this occurs.

Achilles tendinopathy is a common problem among runners and can be a challenge to manage. As clinicians, we want to help the patient find a balance between the load being applied to the tissue and its capacity to manage this load. This blog is the first in a series that will examine key factors in achieving this balance by assessing and modifying tissue load and increasing load capacity, and offer PRACTICAL applications of knowledge. We are, of course, more than just tissues being loaded and we have to keep the person at the very centre of a biopsychosocial approach. In this case that person will be Al…

Meet Al.

He’ll be joining us as the key figure in a multi-part blog series on managing achilles tendinopathy in runners. Al is a runner with a sore achilles. He will be our case-study to address all aspects of tendinopathy within a biopsychosocial approach. This first blog is about what training errors may have lead to Al’s symptoms. We’d like readers to join in and share their thoughts about it by tweeting @BJSM_BMJ and @physiosinsport using the hashtag #AchillesAl.

Source: BMJ Blogs: BJSM blog – social media’s leading SEM voice » Blog Archive » Training error and achilles pain

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