More than ever today's early retired enjoy very good health and retirement marks an opportunity for many adventures. Commonly maintaining health and fitness, and the benefits of social participation in running clubs, walking clubs, badminton clubs, and golf clubs means so much to the weekly wellbeing and happiness of the active retired.
Sadly our bodies are not infallible and we all are more prone to the odd ache and pain with older tissues in our body. So here’s a rundown of common fitness complaints for the retired along with simple answers on what can be done to help these problems. In the first part of a new series, we focus on Achilles Tendinosis.
The active retired are in good company here. This condition is experienced both by young athletes performing high repetitive loading activities but also the middle aged to early retired as the quality of the tendon tissue changes, becomes less elastic and less effective as a spring like mechanism, which the tendon is designed to function as.
If your tendon feels thickened tight and painful this may be happening. A good quality physiotherapy assessment and a tailored rehab program can reap great results over just a few months. So often people put up this pain as if they are resigned to it for ever more and this is definitely not the case, so don’t let this hold you back this year.