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2.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, understandable, 15 July 2013
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After buying a previous book of the same writer (how to treat your knee) I decided to buy this also, since my achilles tendon suddenty have started to complain. First I have visited of course my orthopedist and did MRI etc. so this could be like information to dig a little deeper into this matter.
2 stars goes to the PRICE / content size+print quality ratio. It is a very easy to read book and it is very easy to understand. But! it is higly priced for this little volume of text (I've read it in 1-2 hours doing pauses to drink something) and this print quality (too large pages with too much space left in the margins).
Nevertheless it gives you some very basic (scientifically proved) information about your achilles tenondopathy and helps you to manage it. Although somebody could gather the same information (perhaps ever more) on the internet, if you are somebody who wants it on paper in the form of a book for your bookshelves and wouldn't mind the price then it's ok.
My opinion is it should be much more cheap mainly because the info which is sharing is basic (the truth is, you wouldn't need much more than this) and can be very easily found on the internet and secondly too small volume of text for this size of a book (+ about 5 pages are the week schedule for your excersizes, waste of pages actually).
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Initial post: 22 Jul 2013 00:07:08 BDT
davidstone28 says:
Personally, I value my long term achilles health at more than the £15 than it costs to buy this book.

Buying a book that has 500 pages doesn't make your achilles heal 10 times faster.

They key is the quality and usefulness of the information imparted. If for £15, it puts be on the road to recovery from long term tendon damage, it will be absolute bargain.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2013 08:26:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jul 2013 08:29:19 BDT
Kostas says:
I agree with you, that is mainly the reason why I bought this book knowing from the beginning some basic things about my problem (and after going to the orthopedist!). I have read his previous book "how to treat your knee" and was satisfied, so I thought this book should be very helpful. But I was disappointed that this book did not give me anything more than what I had already read and watched on the internet (furthemore I had learned much more from my visit to the orthopedist). I don't want a 500 pages book because I will not read it but the fact is that it could be a 40 or 30 pages book, cheaper than this and it would serve its purpose. So I feel a little cheated you know? I don't know if you have read the book but if you have then you know there is too much repetition and too little core FOR ITS PRICE. I am not telling not to buy this book I am just staying objective.

Posted on 3 Aug 2013 14:53:31 BDT
Matt Parks says:
I agree with you davidstone28. If the book solves the problem, you should give it 5-stars - that's the WHOLE purpose of the book anyway and why you bought it - the book has done it's job and met your requirement! Which brings up the basic question this review failed to answer - did the treatments the book suggests solve your pain problem?

THAT's what anyone reading a review for a book like this really wants to know!
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