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Old 09-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #6
El Diablo
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Your physio failed to explain that by wearing heel pads you allow the tendon to shorten for the period of time you wear them, which then leads to even greater stress on the tendon when you stop wearing them. No, the idea is to gently stretch the tendon before playing, not allow it to shorten (which is why women who wear high heels are so predisposed to achilles tendonitis).
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