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Christin Street 05-21-2009 08:08 AM

Achilles Pain from Double Unders
 
In March I finally learned to do double unders. About a month ago I experienced soreness in the achilles after doing a large quantity of them in a WOD. So I laid off of them for a few weeks and iced the area along with stretches. Monday I did a few rounds of DUs and here I am back at square one.
I've been a runner for many years and haven't ever experienced problem with my achilles. I'm very frustrated :(and would appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Steven Low 05-21-2009 10:21 AM

Re: Achilles Pain from Double Unders
 
Ice is good... add in some massage.

Also, roll your plantar fascia and posterior chain (calves/hammies/glutes/maybe low back too) to help loosen up everything.

It's likely that the excessive impact is what aggravated it in the first place, so stay away from that for now. Probably won't like it, but it's the best thing to do.

To "restrengthen" or "retrain" it do slow eccentrics.

Christopher DeCosta 05-27-2009 10:17 AM

Re: Achilles Pain from Double Unders
 
Hey Steven, what do you think about this??

http://thestick.com/ (WFS)

I've used it when I first started learning POSE running and my Achilles and calfs were sore as hell.......Seemed to help with the trigger points and loosened everything up

Steven Low 05-27-2009 06:39 PM

Re: Achilles Pain from Double Unders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Christopher DeCosta (Post 596551)
Hey Steven, what do you think about this??

http://thestick.com/ (WFS)

I've used it when I first started learning POSE running and my Achilles and calfs were sore as hell.......Seemed to help with the trigger points and loosened everything up

That'll work.

You can also use a tennis ball/foam roller/etc. or other round/oblong objects as well that are probably cheaper...

Tim Pedersen 07-22-2010 05:52 PM

Re: Achilles Pain from Double Unders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Christin Street (Post 592960)
In March I finally learned to do double unders. About a month ago I experienced soreness in the achilles after doing a large quantity of them in a WOD. So I laid off of them for a few weeks and iced the area along with stretches. Monday I did a few rounds of DUs and here I am back at square one.
I've been a runner for many years and haven't ever experienced problem with my achilles. I'm very frustrated :(and would appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Christin - have same symptoms from DU - how long did your achilles take to heal and what worked in your recovery?


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