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[RC] bowed tendon... int he rider, not the horse - A. Perez

 Sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but it seems like there 
ismore experience with bowed tendons here than anyplace else I 
can think of.
 In the last year I have been waking up with very tight, 
contracted achilles tendons.  Walking for the first half-hour 
or so out of bed is painful, gradually loosens up with time.  
After a few months of this myy tendons are visibly swollen - 
just like a horse with bowed tendons.  I had done nothing to 
strain them and could not account for it.  My doc it 
is 'tendonitis' (well duh) and said to wear low heels to avoid 
stretching the tendons and that it should improve in a few 
days.  Well, as long as I wear heels it is OK, but any time I 
walk bare foot or wear flats, it flares up again.  I still 
don;t understand why my tendons contract in my sleep when there 
has been no excessive stress to them.  Now the 'bows' seem to 
be permanent.

Any ideas?  I'm not crazy about wearing heels!

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