By Sara Calabro
One of the most common running injuries is Achilles tendinitis, an irritation of the Achilles tendon that causes pain or tenderness between the heel and lower calf.
Runners who are longtime sufferers of heel pain sometimes resort to cortisone shots. The New York Times last week, reporting on a new review of trials on cortisone for tennis elbow and other tendon injuries, suggested that the shots fail to address the underlying problem and, worse, may actually inhibit structural healing.
Acupuncture offers runners a more effective and safer bet for treating Achilles tendinitis. Keep reading