Fixing achilles injuries

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The Achilles tendon. Photo:

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Interesting Article except for one point :
” … Treatment for Achilles paratenonitis is to stop running for 10 days and reduce the swelling in the paratenon with frequent ice packs…. ”

On March 16, 2014 …
Via his own personal Website Dr Gabe Mirkin who wrote best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978
and coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries seems to have revised his own approach by saying:
” Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue. Coaches have used my “RICE” guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping.
In a recent study, athletes were told to exercise so intensely that they developed severe muscle damage that caused extensive muscle soreness. Although cooling delayed swelling, it did not hasten recovery from this muscle damage … ”

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