Achilles Tendonitis and How Much Protein Should I Be Eating?

by david

I have a bad case of achilles tendonitis, It's been hurting for about 6 months. I just discovered your web site and now feel very entusiastic. Today I started the icing as you suggest.

On the web site you say that increasing one's protein intake is important in healing tendonitis. How much protein should I be consuming each day? I am a 160 lb male.

Thanks for your response.

David W

PS. Your web site is great! Thank you for putting put so much valuable information.


Joshua Answers:

Hi David. Glad you get value from the website!

Available protein is important for healing tendons.

Protein is burned for fuel. It is also used for normal upkeep of normal daily cell death that is part of the ongoing replacement of each cell in our body.

If you don't have any left over, or enough left over, then you don't have the building blocks necessary to heal injury effectively.

I don't know what numbers to tell you as far as how much.

It REALLY depends on your present diet and nutritional intake.

For myself, I don't keep specific count. I know I put 25-50g of protein poweder in my oatmeal in the morning and in general try to eat a lot more protein than other people. This varies week to
week of course, depending on how active I am.

If I'm working out, I also have another shake of 50g an hour after a meal or before I go to bed.

So for you, I suggest that for the next two months, you experiment with more. A lot more. And see what happens.

Eggs, cottage cheese, raw milk, meat of various types, a good protein powder (whey isolate).

Hope you're not a vegetarian;)

Make sure that you are aware of the Tendonosis aspect too.

Also, Magnesium for Tendonitis and Bone Broth as the best Tendon Supplements.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Jun 15, 2018
I agree with protein
by: Anonymous

Just saw this post. I was trying vegan when I had a case of insertional Achilles Tendinopathy.

As a result of trying to change body composition I reverted back to eating meat so that 50% of my calories were protein. My Achilles improved so dramatically that I am now back to running hills.


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Protein for the win!

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