Achilles tendinopathy is often caused by over use of the affected limb and or abnormal forces placed on it regularly. If left untreated it can escalate into an Achilles tendon rupture which would be treated either by using a cast to immobilise it or by surgery to repair it.
The Iliotibial Band (ITB) has a poor reputation in sports and sports medicine. A tight ITB is often associated with sports injuries and problems such as iliotibial band friction syndrome and anterior knee pain.
Pilates is a great avenue to fitness, strength and overall well being. However there is a difference in the type of Pilates you do. Generally speaking, the two forms are Fitness Pilates and Clinical Pilates.