Will cycing help?
Maybe try it and see?
When I had achilles tendonitis I did some cycling on the spin bike. I found that using heavy resistance or standing up aggrevated it. Sitting down with light resistance was fine, but didn't do much to get theblood pumping!
stretch stretch stretch - heel drops.
Ice massage also.
I've a few problems with my Achilles from time to time, the exercise on this website always works wonders, I recovered from a bad strain in 3 weeks allowing me to run a marathon with no problems.
Mykey wrote (see)
My personal experience is that cycling did not help my Achilles..made them worse if anything.
I've had bad achillies tendons lately. Took 2-3 weeks off running, and started to use the spin bike at the gym. I also went swimming a few times too. If its as bad as you say, do not run on it! The only way it can heal fast is not to run on it!
When you start running again, take it easy - run slower, don't run as far - gradually ease into it.
I have had a similar problem and I have eased off for a few weeks and it seems to be getting better, although I intend on getting back on with the runnign again svery soon.
Also, I posted the following on my thread regarding my problem, hopefully it will be helpful
Right I went to see the quacks yesterday and was prescribed the following....
She did say that it should be OK to run on as it's not giving me a huge amount of discomfort or pain, and if not better to see her again in 2 weeks. If by then it isn't better she suggested some kind of patch (can'remeber the acronym she gave it) btu a side effect is headaches......
Anyway, all seems well (ish) on the good ship 'achilles tendon' but I will let you know how I get on in the next few weeks.
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