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I'm on week three of doing a program of eccentric heel drops to combat achiiles pain in my left leg's mid-tendon area (my leg is 46 years old). Everything going well, I can already see an improvement in running and also generally walking about, and doing the heel drops instantly gets rid of any achilles stiffness I have.
But should I continue to run while doing the heel drops? I did run when I had a similar problem in my other leg, and it did clear up, but I recently read a couple of articles online suggesting not to run until well into the 12-week program, as concentric movements while running may undo some of the good work done by the eccentric heel drops. I am only currently running 2 miles every other day, at a slow pace, and while I can feel an occasional slight tightening of the achilles while running, it's not painful and doesn't bother me too much. And after doing more heel drops a few hours after the run, everything feels good still, with almost no tenderness or swelling when I pinch the achilles.
Any advice you can give would be good - thanks!