I had this for 3 years and no matter what I did I could not get rid of it, I did heel drops, physio, icing and nothing worked fully....I then spent the best ??20 I ever have and bought some Scholl Orthaheel insoles, within 3 weeks of running with these in place of my normal insoles my Achilles problem of 3 years had gone completely!!...
Hope this helps you the same way it did me as I had just learned to accept the pain.
I feel like I have had this injury since August last year, but it never stops me running completely. Definitely overuse as I stepped up my training massively in August last year in preparation for the GNR, whilst on holiday was doing a lot of miles early morning and the pain came on after 3 or 4 days. Since then I have iced, had massage, but never rested completely and although I would say it sometimes feels better it never feels gone. Do the drop step stretch a lot, have to in the morning as I sometimes cannot walk, but when I stretch it the pain eases significantly. Not painful enough to stop me running but I know I know I could be doing more damage, how do you sake this off full stop??
Thank you for your comments, I believe you are probably correct but even a grade 2 strain should take a maximum of 8 weeks to heal and this is showing no signs of letting up, I'll leave it another couple of weeks and then I think I will try a light run and see how it goes.
Starting running again actively in February this year and have since shed nearly 2 stones in weight and feel the best I have for many years. I have a really stressful job and therefore running has become my release.
However, this has all come to an abrupt halt over the past 4-6 weeks just when I was gearing up to put in serious miles over the Xmas break.
I cannot shake off a groin injury and no matter what stretches I try or heat/ice treatment and physio it just does not budge.
Can anybody shed any light on what I could try or what experience of the same problem you have. Up until 6 weeks ago I was running with slight pain but this became unbearable where I simply had to stop training, this is really getting me down and I need a fix....quick!!!