Shock wave therapy started for Achilles calcific tendonitis

Last night was my first shockwave therapy session for my achilles. It should be the first of about six treatments. During this time, I was instructed to stop doing my Alfredson’s Protocol exercises, which is OK with me. After all, I wasn’t seeing any significant progress.
The way I understand it, the SWT will break apart [...]

A new diagnosis from the Doctor, Calcific Tendonitis

After going for x-rays last week, I had another appointment with my Doctor and was informed that not only is my achilles tendinitis chronic (I already knew that) I have calcium deposits on my achilles tendon. And that could be contributing to the pain as I continue my Alfredson’s protocol exercises. So, to help get [...]

7 month visit to Doctor, still no progress

The doctor thinks there could be some “calcification” on my achilles tendon so he sent me to get X-rays yesterday. I’m not sure what the implication of that. We will see soon whether that is the case.
I also have an appointment to get an ultrasound next week as well. I suppose the more information the [...]

Achilles Tendinosis recovery using Alfredson’s Protocol

I hurt my achilles tendon last summer (Aug. 20, 2016) while hiking the Grouse Grind in Vancouver, BC. I didn’t treat it too seriously and just figured it would go away on it’s own. After I hurt it, I went on a 75 km hike and I basically limped the whole way. That probably didn’t [...]