I'm with NickJ and Sameer on this one, I reckon I've had AT for about 18 months. If I stop running or restrict my running to treadmills then the AT symptoms seem to stay away. As soon as I run any distance, 10K+, on grass, tarmac, shale ... whatever the the symptoms reappear.
Remedy .. - never run on consecutive days, - give myself 48, or preferably 72, hours between runs, - don't engage in heavy stretching when you can still feel pain in particular avoid the calf extension with ball of foot on a step a great stretch normally but not with an inflamed AT, - ice it rest it between runs, - regular (monthly) sports massage legs obviously, - cross training swimming particularly, - careful shoe selection. My symptoms are less severe than those described above, I don't get pain when I am running, only afterwards. I'm 56 and I suspect that if I continue to run I'm never going to get rid of AT completely so find yourself a regime that enables you to live with it Only you know how bad, tolerable the pain is.
Posted: 06/08/2003 at 14:00