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    Best Wide Toe Box - Stiff Shoes for Hallux Rigidus / Big Toe Arthritis?

    Thanks for the reply! To clarify, in general the forefoot and toe area should be stiff and not too flexible. But of course the carbon plate I wear is also stiff so that usually takes care of that. The most important thing is the toe box needs to be wide. If you haven't seen bone spurs in action...
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    Best Wide Toe Box - Stiff Shoes for Hallux Rigidus / Big Toe Arthritis?

    Hi all, Many years back I injured my big toe badly in a tennis tournament. :cry: It healed but then grew spurs and my cartilage diminished. I now have stage 4 arthritis in the big toe, so I live with it until I decide if/when to have fusion surgery. Because of course, I am not going to stop...
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    AC Shoulder Sprain - Grade 3 Separation

    Here's an update for others to hopefully find useful. It's been over three months. I am indeed playing again, but still lack full range of motion. My Orthopedist told me I should indeed continue to play and do Physical Therapy, etc. AND that the injury is not the issue anymore... I now have a...
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    Does anyone else have Achilles Tendinosis Problems?

    THANKS for all the tips... so it is FINALLY clearing up. Amen! I'm doing the eccentric heel drops every day. And wearing Superfeet Insoles. And stretching / foam rolling calves EVERY day. But what has really helped recently? First, I went down one shoe size, as I was getting some heel slip...
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    Achilles Rupture - Best shoe for recovery

    Asics Gel Resolution 6 are one of my faves. A little wide. I loved the Propulse with the heel strap. Barricades fit great but feel bulky. What about the Asics Speed line?
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    AC Shoulder Sprain - Grade 3 Separation

    Ya the reaching across has improved a lot, as well as sideways and out. Straight out front is the hardest. Pain in the front area of the joint.
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    Does anyone else have Achilles Tendinosis Problems?

    I hear you. I'm barely playing these days, recovering from shoulder injury. But they've not improved at all, which is surprising.
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    Does anyone else have Achilles Tendinosis Problems?

    Yep really hard to have good footwork. But they are so bad off court that walking normally is challenging. For an otherwise healthy 30-something fit guy, not good!
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    Does anyone else have Achilles Tendinosis Problems?

    Thanks for this!!!
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    AC Shoulder Sprain - Grade 3 Separation

    Therecanbeonlyone - great story. Looks like you got full range of motion faster than I. I'm 7 weeks in and far away from that. But every day is a little better. Thanks, Elga. I am doing PT, yes. I can do biceps, triceps, rotator cuff strength training as well. And several slow controlled...
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    Does anyone else have Achilles Tendinosis Problems?

    Interesting. It seems this is a common problem. Yeah my D.O. basically said to take Advil. :/ I don't think it is insertional. The pain is not at my heel. It's in the middle of the tendon. My heel feels fine. I'm wondering if regular massage, acupuncture, and maybe even chiro-related...
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    AC Shoulder Sprain - Grade 3 Separation

    By the way I'm about 7 weeks into the recovery... getting lots of range back but still not enough to consider playing with my right hand. However, I've been playing lefty, and not too badly! Thanks for all your encouraging responses. I'm enjoying the PT and there is less and less pain each day.
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    Does anyone else have Achilles Tendinosis Problems?

    I have those two swollen painful lumps (one on each tendon) right in the middle of the tendon. Even if I don't play for several days, the pain persists. Once I'm playing, it is fine, but usually in the mornings after, it is hard to walk for a bit. I try lots of stretching and foam rolling for my...
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    Has Adidas lost its mind with the themed Barricades?

    I feel like they are the answer to Stan's shorts. But looks aside, all Adidas 2015 Barricades are awesome shoes, yet a little stiff. I think I only like the newest Asics Gel Resolution more... I have three pairs of Barricades.
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    AC Shoulder Sprain - Grade 3 Separation

    Really helpful and encouraging stuff, thanks. I rarely hit flat serves, though I try them up the middle here and there, especially to a weakness. Generally I'm spinning them out wide either with slice or kick or both. My serve isn't super fast, but it has a lot of action on it. Placement is the...
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