What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

Eccentric Loading. Besides foot and calf stretching, studies have shown that eccentric loading exercises work best for resolving achilles tendonitis. An example of eccentric loading would be standing on a double step and jumping off landing on the balls of the feet.
Non weight bearing . You need to avoid exercises that aggravate the tendon. I recommend swimming, cycling, rowing and weight lifting(sitting or lying down exercises only) as long as they don't cause increased discomfort. Therapy involves light stretching, icing and antiinflammatories, good shoes with support and a slight heel lift. I would avoid jumping exercises until you are healed. Dr l.

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What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

Swim. Eccentric exercises are good for achilles tendonitis. May help the problem go away. Try and google to see specific pictures or videos of these exercises. Read more...

What to do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendinitis?

Exercise . Swimming is great without using your feet too much also circuit weight lifting with sitting. Sit ups can increase heart rate as well when done quickly. Read more...
Have a pool? Swimming is a great exercise for patients with achilles pain, just watch the kicking. Also elliptical trainers are easy on the achilles if you keep your foot flat and do not raise up on the toes or forefoot. Biking can be ok depending if you have mid tendon tendinitis or insertional tendinitis. Try adjusting the seat height and place the pedal back farther than normal. Read more...