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Eccentric Stretching for Achilles Tendonitis

Eccentric Stretching for Achilles Tendonitis

Eccentric stretching is all about lengthening your muscles through tension and contraction. For example, when you raise up onto your toes, your calf muscles shorten, and when you descend, your calf muscles lengthen. Medical evidence shows that eccentric stretching is one of the best exercises for treating Achilles tendonitis.* When you are not in pain, […]

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Safety Tips for Hikers

Safety Tips for Hikers

More than 38 million Americans go hiking every year, and that number keeps climbing as the sport’s popularity increases. As more and more people experiment with hiking and take on more challenging terrain, injuries become imminent. Hikers run the risk of heel pain, Achilles tendon injuries, sprains, and fractures.* Be sure to stretch before and […]

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Tight Hip Flexors May Cause Toe Walking in Children

Tight Hip Flexors May Cause Toe Walking in Children

Toe walking in children may be caused by tight hip flexors. Before you get worried about the more serious implications of toe walking, try Achilles tendon stretching first. Children often improve after these initial treatments. If they don’t respond to stretching, a therapist or athletic trainer can evaluate him or her and recommend what steps […]

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