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Old 09-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Torres View Post
Interesting pictures Charlie, but the orange ones don't look like they elevate the heel much, if at all. For example there's a big dip in the orange one where the heel should be? Don't get me wrong, it would be convenient to have an integrated insole for this particular purpose but I always thought Superfeet were more for general foot support and things like plantar?
I can't speak for the orange, but the Superfeet Green were no better for my Achilles than the Dr. Scholls Sport Inserts which are 1/3 the price.

Originally Posted by samarai View Post
If you have chronic achilles tendonitis, best thing for you is to perform a regular regimen of concentric exercises for the ankle. It will strengthen the joint. I've always hated having supports because it gives you a false sense of security. Its ok but remember you still have an underlying problem to address. I sometimes chuckle at the supports I see people wearing on the courts. This one gentleman I started observing about 1 year ago first started with both TE supports, then he started adding bilateral knee supports, now he's got all of that combined with bilateral ankle supports. One day as we sat, he kept complaining of pain all over his body so I asked him if he was doing anything outside of tennis for exercise and was surprised when he said no. Well there lies the problem.
Some of these guys come out on the court looking like Darth Vader!
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