The Achilles is the strongest tendon in the body and it’s one of the most common problems we treat.
The forces through the Achilles tendon are huge. It is estimated that hops exert around 5.5 times body weight through the tendon.
The issues are with poor bio-mechanics constantly overloading one specific area alongside poor strength and control. Correcting these problems are essential for a good recovery alongside specific local treatment to promote healing.
“Conservative management is the first line of treatment for chronic Achilles tendinopathies.” From this research by Egger et al in 2017.