Ice it and keep the legs elevated for 20 minutes. Repeat every two hours, or whenever is feasibly possible for the next few days. This will get rid of any inflammation that has occurred.
You say this is a continual problem - how did it occur in the first place? Has it been assessed by a professional?
Did you have the injury assessed when you first did it? Achilles problems can be tricky....
Have you ever had sports massage? Or considered it? If your muscles were loosened, then maybe the problem would ease off - or you could at least see if the tight hip is causing any knock-on problems that could be constricting your gait as you are running. It may be neutral when you start off, but as it becomes tighter it could be affecting the way you are running.....
I have to go to bed now, but I will check back tomorrow. Hope you feel better soon DM
That doesn't sound good oh knitted one.
Go and get it looked at.
anti-inflammitory pain killer???
or else sell your achilles to a bass player so it can twang properly?
Don - sorry to hear that!
Get yourself some professional help with it, or it will plague you for ever.
Cakey, Cakey, Cakey, do you think ther eis anyone remotely connected with the running community that won't have been warned about DM???
He'll need to go abroad!
How's it feeling today DM? The achilles I mean.....
Sarah Connors back on track in vcatford was where I used to go when i lived in London DM - the only physio I went to down there that I thought actually knew WTF they were talking about.
Saying this, the link to their website is now dead....... so not sure if they've moved.
Get it sorted once and for all, get a Dr's letter to a specialist, if you've got BUPA etc then use it - use it hard!
Cheers for that, will have a look into it. I've been to physios before who've just given me exercises to work on it, although that doesn't seem to stop it from twanging quite frequently.
It feels really tight today and the burn is still there. Crap
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