Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with Insertional Achilles Tendonitis? Here's the deal. In March, I was doing a run and I felt weirdness in the back of my heel. Like someone was holding a match there. I fiddled with my socks, fiddled with my shoes, finally just walked back home. Figured my shoes must be old, got new ones. Didn't help. Went to a running store for a fitting, got new shoes. Didn't help. Laid off running and tennis for a week, used RICE. Things calmed down, and the main problem was (and is) that my ankle is very stiff is the morning, but doesn't bother me much during activity. I could play tennis, but there would be a price the next day, and I don't want to risk an achilles rupture. Stopped running, but played some doubles to finish out the season. Rested again for a week. Things calmed down with RICE, but symptoms returned when I tried to play. Finally went to my podiatrist (sports podiatry, surgery) in June. Xrays showed bone spurs at the back of both heels, but only the right heel bothers me. Added heel lifts, prescribed PT. Went to two PT sessions but stopped because, well, I can do those stretches at home for free. In July, went back to podiatrist, who prescribed MRI. He said he could do a Platelet-Rich Plasma injection. He said most places charge $1000-$2000, but that is a rip-off and he could do it for $450. Don't know how much experience he has with this. I got the MRI on Friday, haven't reviewed the results with him yet. OK. I am now in my fourth month of dealing with this, and I haven't played tennis for a full month. I took the foot on a test drive this week. I ran at the slowest possible speed that can technically be called jogging. No dice. I can still feel that the heel isn't right. Does anyone have experience with PRP? Should I seek out a foot and ankle Orthopedic Surgeon specialist, or should I go with my podiatrist? Is there anything else I can try? All this sitting around is making me unhappy and fat.