Got a lump appeared on my achilles tendon. Had a physio at the local gym have a look at it, and he says it is tendonitis caused by collapsing arches (which in turn cause me to over-pronate and twist my foot).
He says to ice it and to do calf stretches, both of which I am doing, and not to run on it until the lump has gone.
Problem is that, after three weeks there is no sign of any change in the lump. It doesn't hurt when I walk or when running (only hurts when I squeeze the lump). Is it just a waiting game, or have I got so damaged that it is never likely to go?
I've been off of running with Trachnteric Burstitis, which is an inflammation of the Bursa on the hip caused or exacerbated by a tight Illiotibial band. Rest, stretching and ibruprofen have eased it somewhat so I'm thinking about startign running again.
Everyone advises "take it easy to start" but how easy, and for how long?
I've not run for about 6 weeks. Prior to that I was running 3-4 times a week and doing about 20 miles a week. So what shoul I do to start recovering my fitness? Is t a question of running slower, less distance, less often or what?
'Best' depends on your particular requirements. Most of the Garmin range will do the basic things you want, or Nike also do a GPS watch.
My Garmin 405 does way more things than I ever need it to do, and has been faultless over the last 18 months or so, so is reliable. It'll certainly cope with distance, heart rate and instantaneous speed.