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Achilles Healing [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Hafner
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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In Greek mythology, the nearly indestructible Achilles was felled by a single wound to his only weak spot: his heel. Just as he succumbed to this pinpoint piercing of an extremity, you too can be felled by trauma to the link between your leg and foot: your Achilles tendon. If the fearsome talons of Achilles tendinitis sink in – and hang on – your body is in trouble.

The hobbling pain of Achilles tendinitis can be torturous enough on its own, but things can get worse. The nagging, piercing shots of agony you might experience from Achilles tendinitis are often precursors to a more severe situation: complete rupture of the tendon. Doing nothing, and continuing on with the activities that caused Achilles tendinitis in the first place, can lead to this severe condition of Achilles rupture.

Don’t let it. In the pages of Achilles Healing, you’ll find an easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide to soothe the pain of Achilles tendinitis, make it go away in the shortest time possible, and bolster your defenses to shield your legs from further episodes of the dreaded occurrence.

Nurture and protect your body; heal your Achilles heel. This book shows you how.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 353 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FDDHY8
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #266,010 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Patrick Hafner has been involved in fitness and conditioning for over 30 years. He competed for 15 years in wrestling sports, winning numerous state, regional, and international titles, and has worked as a strength training adviser and judo instructor. A hiking enthusiast, Pat has explored trails across the U.S., Canada, Iceland and Switzerland. As a runner, he has completed over 80 races.

Pat holds a B.S. with graduate studies in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tendinopathy not tendinitis 1 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback
It may also be worth mentioning that the term 'tendinopathy' is used to more accurately describe this condition. Originally this injury was known as Achilles tendinitis or tendinosis, as it was thought to be caused by an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. These days, after further research into the pathology, it is realised that the condition is associated with a degeneracy of the fibrils that make up the tendon, and that inflammation is not the primary issue.
Overall the book contains mostly useful advice, written in a user friendly style. Its main value is in alerting the reader to the seriousness of the injury and how to avoid it developing into a more debilitating condition. However much of what is stated is well known basic health care and although the more specific advise given in Phase 2, will help rehabilitate mild cases of the ailment, I do not think it would be effective for curing long term chronic injuries. In particular his view on the "World's Worst Calf Stretch", flies in the face of more modern treatments that rely on such `drop step' techniques. I myself have benefitted from this enormously and would invite others to check out the extensive online literature (e.g. lulu.com/My Achilles Heel:), regarding such eccentric contractions and mechanotransduction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. 5 Sep 2013
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I followed the instruction of this book for 4 weeks, especially the streching. I overcomed my tendonitis in that period of time. I had had aquiles tendonitis for 8 months, suffering pain especially in the mornings. I truly recommended. Now I'm preparing my self for the London Marathon in 2014.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thin but effective 24 May 2014
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I bought this with very acute pains. When I received it I thought £11..... as I read it, the manual made sense and prescribed effective relief advice. Well worth it....but don't get complacent continue and treat it as a life time change.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book version for me! 12 Jan 2014
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Down loaded this to an older kindle, the pictures of the exercises leave a little to be desired in this format, would work better in book version I think
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