“I work as a hairstylist so I am on my feet a lot and started to suffer with Achilles pain which has been going on for 20 years now. I noticed a lump, redness and swelling in the Achilles tendon developing. I continued to try run and joined the local running club whilst battling with my Achilles and getting Plantar Fasciitis on my other foot but managed them the best I could but was never able to shake it or get away from the pain. I couldn’t give the running up as it meant so much to me and struggled on but it came to a point where I had no choice as it was so bad. I went to an enormous number of physios to try to get back running but had no joy. I was referred to DK Injury Clinic and after 3 sessions with Shock Wave Therapy and having been prescribed with orthotic insoles for both my Achilles and Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) I could honestly see a huge difference. I’ve returned back to running three times a week and I have my sights set on Dublin City Marathon 2016.”