shoes and achilles tendonitis

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by randbrod14, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. randbrod14

    randbrod14 New User

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    I have been suffering with Achilles tendonitis off and on for the past year and a half. I am a4.0 player, 50+ and play doubles once a week on concrete.

    I have been wearing K Swiss Defier for a few years. They must have changed things since I have not been happy with the past pair I have gotten.

    With my achilles issues, I am looking at getting a new pair of sneakers. It there anyone who has had achilles issues and would recommend tennis sneakers for me to wear?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. jelichek

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    I have chronic achilles tendonitis in both. I have been wearing Nike Zoom Breathe 2K10's for the last year and a half or so. Very achilles friendly as they do not come up high in the back, there is no "v" notch back there as well and I don't lace up the top hole as to keep even less pressure on the area. Those seem to be the issues as far as I can tell: high in back, heel notch and tying too tight. Sadly, Nike somehow managed to mess up the new 2K11's and they do not work out for me at all. I recently tried on a high dollar New Balance pair (whatever their most expensive one is - don't know the number - and they seemed like they would work out as they meet my criteria. I did not buy them so can not say for sure. Have had this problem for years as I play virtually every day and it took me awhile to figure all of this out so...
     
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  3. NJ1

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    Try the Adidas Barricade 7s. They sound very supportive and cushioned.
     
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  4. janky

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    In the same boat. I'm about to get on the court again after taking almost 4 months off for physical therapy to address my achilles tendonititis and I'm looking for a new shoe too. I called Tennis Warehouse, ******* Sports and ************** and they all recommend the Asic Gel Resolution 4 or 5 because it can take an insert and has a good back cushion for the heel. Anyone have any insight on that shoe and if it's good?
     
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  5. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I've had good luck with the Dr. Scholls sports inserts. When I feel the slightest pain, I use 5 minutes of ultrasound on it a day until all the pain goes away. It normally only takes a few days.
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You have personal access to an ultrasound?! :shock: :confused:

    How?!
     
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  7. Borrelli

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    I think he's talking about ultrasound therapy, the one with the gel you rub on before using it? You can get them for like $80 on Amazon. Physical therapist's use them on patients all the time. You can also buy a portable ultrasound scanner, like the one in the commercial (sonosite) for big bucks to scan muscle tissue and what not but I doubt that's what he's speaking of.
     
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  8. mikeler

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    Yes, I have the El Cheapo Amazon one. It does not generate heat like the professional grade versions but still works. A friend of mine got one that generates heat and he burned himself! I keep mine on the lowest setting per a doctor's recommendation.
     
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