Achilles Tendinitis – Movement Monday

Dr. Brooks Newton Articles

We’re continuing with the theme of common runner’s injuries with this week’s Movement Monday. This week I’m talking heel pain, specifically achilles injuries:

– Achilles tendinitis

– Achilles tendinosis

I’m also talking about the concept of tissue slack. A loss of tissue slack of tissue extensibility function (i.e. tight muscles) leads to increased irritation, pull, and angry tissues.

No loss of tissue slack throughout the posterior chain in the lower leg can cause the Achilles tendon to get irritated and angry!

Take a look at this week’s Movement Monday video as I outline a few strategies for feeding slack into the achilles tendon.

At DSM Spine+Sport our mission is for our patients to get better faster. We strive to destroy pain and facilitate function as quickly as we can. We have no interest in making life long patients. Through the use of hands-on techniques we are able to destroy pain which allows our patients to live pain free.

Movement Monday’s are a way for us to provide information and education to allow others to also live pain free.


About the author

Dr. Brooks Newton
Dr. Brooks Newton

Dr. Brooks Newton is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and a CrossFit Mobility Trainer. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sport injuries which has lead him to work with athletes from the ranging from the NFL, NHL, Crossfit Games, NCAA Div I, II, and III, and the Chinese Olympic Teams.

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