It was the day before my long-awaited vacation to Cancun. And I felt that my right Achilles tendon was swelling and when I looked it was swollen and red. It was twice the size of my left one. I don’t recall injuring my right ankle. I did not twist it, didn’t step in and I didn’t step wrong but what I noticed was as the day was going forward I did notice that my right ankle started to hurt almost like I had sprained it. By the time I got home that evening my ankle was completely swollen and painful. I had to go to the store and buy a cane because there was no way I was going to be able to walk at the airport or on my vacation with the way my ankle felt. So that night I took a anti-inflammatory hoping that the swelling would diminish and reduce my ankle pain. However when I woke up next morning my ankle felt the same. So went to the airport with my cane in pain hobbling and struggling with my luggage thank God it was only carry-on. So here I am waiting for a flight with my ankle still filling pretty painful. So while sitting at the airport I’m thinking about what happened to my ankle and what caused it to swell then I realized it had been the shoes that I was wearing that day. The day before my ankle did not bother me I worked out with no problems but as I thought back the shoes I was wearing the day before my trip must not have been supporting my arch. So even though my ankle hurt and was swollen I reached down and put pressure on the arch my foot I had a feeling that it would be painful and it was. Now I knew why my Achilles tendon and my ankle were so swollen. Since the shoes that I was wearing did not support my arch every time I would step my arch (inversion) would drop as I walked and cause irritation to my Achilles tendon and caused my ankle to swell. We got to our destination the next morning I administered some self-help techniques for inflammation and pain for my ankle, I used the lymphatic reflex massage points and Meridian tracing to alleviate the Achilles tendon and the flexor hellucis longus by reducing the swelling and pain. I also went to the pool and spent about an hour walking and rotating my foot in the water. After I got all the pool my ankle felt somewhat better then I walked over to the beach. Walking on the sand in the water and allowing the saltwater to do what it does and it
helped me tremendously. After getting out of the water I still had to use my cane but I did feel better. So I walked around sightseeing still using my cane but at least I was not as much pain. I did the same action for two days on the third day I went on a bike ride. Let me tell you a bike ride did wonders. We went on a 5 mile trek, as I was pedaling I was not rotating my ankle the way you’d normally would on a bike ride. After about 10 minutes into the ride I felt my ankle starting to rotate it felt great. We stopped in a small town to sightsee. I had brought my cane with me so I could use it but by the time we got to the town I was able to walk with very little use of my cane. After we did some walking around and shopping we got back on our bikes and rode back to the resort. I got off my bike and the swelling and on ankle had diminished dramatically and the Achilles pain was much less.. That was the last day that I had to use the cane. It only took three days for me to see great results. In this book I will show you some self help techniques that work and I will show you how to administer this to others. You might not access to pool or be near the beach, maybe you don’t even have a bike. Usually a ankle injury can take anywhere from four to eight weeks. Following my instructions can reduce your down time in half. When I use my therapy on others they are back in the game within two weeks. Whether they’re an athlete or not. I have used this method thousands of times in my 28 years of practice.