As you know, I have had a long history of tendon trouble in both my Achilles that started in the early 1980s. Since the mid-1990s it essentially went away after treatment from you and use of orthotic inserts in my running shoes.
However in early 2012 I broke my right ankle and after over a year of recovery the tendon trouble began again. Most recently, earlier this year, after a 40 minute run the right Achilles’ tendon flared up.
It was heavily swollen, I could not walk without a heavy limp and it looked like a combination of tendonitis and tendonosis. I also managed to give myself ice burns on the ankle from using ice to reduce the swelling.
This meant that you were not able to use vigorous direct massage. At your suggestion and with minor additional treatment I used a “Gekko” four times in quick succession. The impact was remarkable to me. Within a few days the swelling subsided and I was able to walk without a limp. I am now able to run again although I am building back up slowly. I would have no hesitation in recommending this treatment to anyone. In addition it was so much less painful than the usual massage and manipulation!
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