Whn this happened to me it turned out I was pregnant! If that's unlikely to be the case for you then would agree that it would definitely be worth a trip to the doctor and see if you could get some blood tests done. Maybe your thyroid could be a bit out?
Hi everyone, I'm really just hoping that someone out there can shine a tiny light at the end of the miserable, dark tunnel of long term injury. I've had an achillies issue since December. I cleverly kept training for the half I had already decided to do in march , made it 100 times worse and it seems to have become permanent. I've not run more than 3 miles at a time since March and haven't run at all for the last 4 weeks but went for a gentle 2 mile test today and still the same as it was 4 weeks ago, It's very frustrating because it doesn't really hurt now at all unless I press on my heel,but cracks and crunches every time I go up a step and is a little stiff which is pretty much exactly where it's been since about 2 weeks after the half in March. I I've done all heel drops to the ground twice a day since March, I've cut the backs off my shoes. I've been working on my glute/hip/leg strength as much as I can all year but other than coming out of the acute painful stage to this grumbling crunchy stage there had been no improvement. I know I should be seeing a physio, having massages etc etc but to he honest we don't have the money and Live in the middle of nowhere, the nearest physio is a 70 mile round trip away. So I'm just hoping that someone else has had an insertional achillies injury and actually recovered from it? I'm beginning to think that I will just a never be able to run more than 3 miles again which is really a depressing thought and I need a tiny ray of hope that things might improve one day!
Thanks for the replies guys. I have been running for 3 years but had a baby 4 moths ago so I'm not doing a high mileage just now. I already land on my forefoot and always have done although I didn't know this until I was getting gait analysis for new shoes. I've also been told I have a high candence by other runners but I've never bothered to count, I am always injured and not very fast though so neither if those things can be much help to me! Anyway I'm having a read through the book but it seems to be quite involved and I barely have time to run as it is just now, never mind filming myself and doing a lot of other stuff so if I ever make it through the book I will maybe implement what bits I can and see if it helps.
I just wanted to update this to say that this problem suddenly disappeared. One day I couldn't run much faster than a 12 min mile with my HR sky high and the next day was managing 10 min miles again and can do speedwork and things at the speeds I would expect and my heartrate goes up and down as it should instead of just rocketing up snd staying there. Very strange. I had a good consultation with Dr Google and I think my thyroid might have been a bit out after having my baby and it was affecting my heartrate. So hopefully that's the end of it!