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[RC] rider tendonitis - Jerry & Susan Milam

I'm not sure who's complaining of tendonitis, but I'm an occupational
therapist and certified hand therapist who's worked with many PTs over the
30 years I've practiced.

I'm not sure what foot pain you're having but the most common are achilles
tendonitis at the heel or a plantar fascitis on the arch of the foot.
Raising the heel with either of these overuse injuires helps. Tendons by
nature have little ability to stretch at all. The stretching occurs with the
muscle units. Stretching can help and a good PT can help design a program to
do that. Fascitis is another matter. Fascia is dense connective tissue that
also stretches very little if any and usually flares up as our arches loose
their lifting ability as we age. I had the fascitis on one foot and found a
good arch support to help quite a bit and it totally disappeared when I lost
30 pounds:)

Hope this helps.

In His Hands,

Susan, Fly Bye & Dandy

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[RC] re: rider tendonitis, Teresa Van Hove