Achilles Heel...

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by PHSTennis, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

    Apr 8, 2004
    Im I vulvernable? my shoes die really fast... Im a fast mover, Im 16 weigh about 130 and have played for 2 years I play 6 days a week 2-3 hours a day, sometimes my heel hurts where the achilles are on both foot... when I sat down one day I got up and I could barely walk... I dont want to pull it... think I have it? It hurts when i get bend my ankle foward with my hand... but it doesnt effect my game. Any help? thanks :roll:
  2. Phil

    Phil Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    In a tent, along the Silk Road
    Take a breath, there, kid. Suggest resting it; take a week off, and if it still hurts, see a doctor for a real diagnosis. You will not receive a proper diagnosis of your condition just by describing the symptoms on an Internet chatboard.
  3. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
    See a doctor, dont ask us.
  4. tylerchadwick

    tylerchadwick Rookie

    Mar 16, 2004
    hey bud, this sucks. I'm 22 and have had the same problem for since i was 16. I lived in a small town and played football, basketball, track, and golf since I can remember. Since track season from my sophemore year, i've felt the pain. It does hurt and takes away from your leaping ability ican tell you that. I set our school record in the long jump that same year. by the next year's track season, i was jumping about 12-18 inches shorter. all from achilles problems. if your very quick like me, that's probably the problem. You run real fast to get to something and have to put lots of pressure and your bones and joints to get stopped. the problem with resting, is that it takes a long time to recoup, just to have it act up again. thats a long time not to play, and if you love to play like it sounds like you do,then theres another problem.

    if you go to the doctor, post back and tell me what they say.

    good luck.
  5. Roforot

    Roforot Professional

    Feb 21, 2004
    2 suggestions:
    first is as suggested above, to see a physician, preferably someone who deals w/ athletes.

    second, a great website is
    it has a lot of info so you can ask intelligent questions when you see the physician.

    Hope you feel better!
  6. kevhen

    kevhen Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    See a doctor before it snaps. I have seen a couple of achilles snap in half and then you are in a cast for 6 months. Usually dehydration causes achilles problems. Drink more water and sports drinks. Also wearing the proper shoes and shoe inserts may help alleviate the problem. I add cushions to my shoes and arch supports but I weigh 205 and put alot more pressure on my feet when sprinting.
  7. askani

    askani New User

    Feb 24, 2004
    I had a similar problem and went to see an orthopedic and he told me to add heel pads to my shoes. I have used Dr. Scholl gel heal cups and Sorbothane performance heal cups and both solved my problems. I wear them in all my shoes, not just my tennis shoes. I was skeptical at first that these little heel inserts would solve my nagging achilles problem. I have been pain free for over a year now. My suggestion of course is to see a doctor first, but the heal cups were the answer for me.

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