So, I have a rather unusual issue with me lower left leg, roughly where the top of my achilles meets the bottom of my calf.
A while back, I had stiffness and pain in this area, and I internet-diagnosed it as tendinitis. I stopped running, used ice and anti-inflammatories and waited for it to get better. Right now, I have no discomfort when standing, walking (even longer distances), jogging, or running. It also doesn't hurt when I prod the area.
However, when I pinch lightly on either side of the achilles (see picture, and please excuse the tan line!!) it is very tender.
Ice seems to help, as does stretching of my hamstring and upper calf, but both are only temporary. Overall, it has been roughly the same for several weeks. Obviously, I am nervous about running again, even though I have no discomfort unless I pinch it.
So, has anyone had anything like this before? Any advice on what to do next?
So, random question: Has anyone ever had DOMS in their feet? I woke up yesterday with both lower legs and feet feeling like death, and much like DOMS. I'd not experienced that before, so I thought I'd ask