I am a 53 year old lifelong athlete. At this stage, I enjoy running, biking, skiing, and cross fit. I was referred to Dr. Langer after several years of periodic severe bilateral Achilles Tendonitis. Any time I would exercise it was incredibly painful and both sides of my foot were swollen and painful to the touch. I gave up running. I underwent 3 shock wave therapies, PT and followed the rest and daily workout regime. After 6 months, I am pain free for the first time in years. I have resumed light running without any pain. Shock wave therapy works.