Has anyone got any advice or experience with Achilles problems please?
About 6-7 weeks ago I was running the Leeds Half marathon and on the morning of the run when I was stretching, my Achilles was clicking slightly. Nothing painful but clicking when I tried stretching it. I was a bit worried about it on the day but did the run anyway and had no problems with it during the run and nothing untoward afterwards either.
With the run out of the way, all I've been doing since is riding the mountain bike and I'd all but forgot about it. Then last night, I jumped on the road bike for the first time in 3 months as last minute training for a 60 mile sportive at the weekend.
Again, all fine but when I walked down the steps last night, my Achilles clicked and sent pain up my leg. When I looked at it, it had swollen a bit and was sore to the touch.
Woke up this morning and all seemed fine again with the swelling down and no pain, until I got up from my chair at work and it clicked again and the same shooting pain.
Anyone any idea what it could be? Should I be rushing to the quacks to get it looked at? Anything I can do to cure and prevent? And importantly, is it likely to keep me off the bike??
Thanks in advance!