Hi all, During March this year I did some Chinese footwork exercises and whilst doing these, I injured my left achilles tendon. It was very painful and the first two weeks I could hardly walk. It appeared that it wasn't on the middle or upper parts of the tendon, but where the tendon and heel bone connects. It took me about five months of rehab until one morning during August, I finally woke up without any pain at all. It came quite suddenly and I felt overwhelmed and so happy about it. However, I made one mistake after that and that was to not continue my rehab/exercise of my left leg. As a result, the pain came back when I had a singles game about two and a half weeks ago. I thought that this was it, the end of my badminton "career". Fortunaly, it doesn't hurt as much as it did before, but I can still feel it from time to time, especially when I play. At first when I got the injury problem back, I was very afraid of even doing any fast movements on the court. However, since the pain has started to fade again and it doesn't that much anymore I'm playing at my usual pace again... But I'm still afraid of what might happen. I'm back to doing rehab again of course and this time I won't make the same mistake of quitting the rehab too early. Has anyone had these kind of problems with recurring achilles tendinitis, or any injury at all? How does one cope with them especially psychologically?