Achilles tendonitis. Best remedies?
I share you pain …. I have severe achillies tendonitis ( my specialist actually suggest that it rupturing might not be a bad thing!) ….Posted 7 months ago
And sever Plantar Fasciitis on the the heel.
After losing tonnes off weight, beginning to run, getting to 6kms every 3 days, then finding it I don’t have a torn meniscus but Arthritis in my knee, it is the final straw.
I can ride – which is great …. but I ma in content pain walking … it’s 8 weeks after doing the injury, so if anyone comes up with a solution, I am all earslyrikalMember
To deal with the cause I’d say try more stretching and strengthening. I swear by a good pilates class as it highlights your weaknesses.
I’m usually sceptical about lotions and things but my achilles was playing up earlier in the year and I found applying pernaton gel helped it.
Finding the cause and working on it is the key. I’ll bet it’s muscle imbalance from cycling.Posted 7 months agopsykxMember
Go and see a physio, immediately. You (all of you) need a medical professional who can assess which stage your injury is and can give you appropriate treatment.
I spent 6 months not being able to walk properly (or at all) because I didn’t go soon enough. I’m not going to post the exercises I needed to do here as I don’t want to encourage not seeing a physio. Going to a gp isn’t worth it, I went twice before he recommended seeing a physio.
I needed radial shockwave therapy in the end, which hurts a buttload, but was completely worth it.Posted 7 months agocentralscrutinizerMember
( my specialist actually suggest that it rupturing might not be a bad thing!) …
Thats the road I went down, it never turned out that well. I never actually had ongoing tendonitis though, it was sore for a few days after playing squash, I thought it was a calf muscle twinge prior to it going ping in a match. Any running now gives me tendinitis on the other side, so I just don’t bother.
The silver lining of the rupture is that I now ride a mountain bike instead of playing squash. It’s miles better.Posted 7 months agohodgyndMember
Psykx..has offered the best advice ..see a physio.Posted 7 months ago
The only problem might be that if you go down the NHS route there could be a bit of a wait ( not having a go at all ..just being realistic ) .
I got a set of stretch exercises to do that helped me recover ..plus I gave up badminton ..having previously given up squash ..
If you can’t wait then go ” private”
But either way ..go to a physio!FunkyDuncMember
Are you sure it’s Achilles?
I thought I had it, went to see a (crap) Physio who thought I had it.
Anyhow turns out I had just over done the running going from steady miles to sprint training and long distance all at the same time.
Long and short calf’s were very tight and all the muscles in the foot were very tight. Quite a few sessions of intensive sports massage, stretching etc and my foot is no longer numb, can move and what I thought was Achilles pain has gone.
You need to see a good Physio (not a bad one)Posted 7 months ago
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