Now have orthotics that I can put into all my footwear. So over the next 2 weeks looking for big improvements. After that, I will see if swelling has gone down and with the help of ice and massge, I'd really like to do a tiny run to see how things are. Yes, I think by then it'll be 6 months also.I will continue my calf stretches too
Thanks Ian. Just had another massage-feels so good. The therapist and chiropracter are reviewing ideas as I have recently been getting pain in my IT joint/hip-which could be result of not wearing the orthotics all the time. They say its not good to be going in and out of shoes with support one minute and not the next. This is why my legs and hips are saying-whats going on here? Hopefully I'll get sorted soon. In meantime, as I said, lots of gym work and some walking is good.
Thanks for this thread- was going to start one myself. I was in training for my first half marathon at the beginning of the year and despite niggles at back of my leg, I continued training and did the race- not as good as I wanted it to be but at least completed it. However, I continued to run and decided to seek some advice from my chiropracter. She advised me to see a podiatrist which I began to see just before a fun 10K race in June.I said after this, I would stop running until he'd sorted it and not give myself goals to aim for until completely better. Since then, I've not been able to run at all- been using the gym a lot more for strengthing elsewhere. I have also been using orthotics in my trainers. My treatment consisted of acupuncture and ultrasound. I'm not sure if its because I don't use my orthotics when not exercising but I feel that my achilles- which is what i discovered i was being treated for, is not improving. In fact i feel now I can't run at all whereas before I gave up, i was running with some niggly pain. Maybe, if i'd given up completely when pain first started, I would have healed more quickly. I just can't see an end to this problem at the moment and with more events coming up that I wanted to enter ages ago, I'm getting more and more frustrated.Yes I ice it and yes I'm doing regular exercises as advised. I just don't know what else I can do- getting a bit sick of paying privately when the pain hasn't gone. Recently started 2 weekly sports massage- great for 24 hours then it comes back again, just like with the podiatrist treatment. Giving this last treatment a bit of a go, before I say its not successful, as like someone else said, first thing in the morning is agony, but after my first sporst massage, i didn't hobble to the bathroom the next day. Fingers crossed.
HI Sarah. I've been running over 2 years and recently completed my first half marathon at the age of 54. I absolutely love running. However recently been suffering with pain in my lower leg which has been seen by a chiropracter, podiatrist and massage therapist, all who agree its an achilles problem. I've now had orthotics put in my trainers and am getting use to them. My chiropracter is going to start treatment in way of acupuncture and ultrasound. I hopefully will get some massage on it too. Obviously for the next 2 weeks plus, NO running for me. So what else can I do instead at the gym to keep my legs working; to keep weight off;keep stamina up???
I wanted to ask the same question. I have been running for just over 2 years now. Last year was good, entering 4 x 10K races and 2 x10 milers. I ran then at least twice a week and never had any problems until end of the year. I saw an asthma nurse who said I probably have sports related asthma- never had asthma before in my life- now 54!.I started training for my first half marathon in January, running then 3 - 4 times a week. Just before due date, I developed a bad cough and chest infection. Stupidly, on antibiotics (and because I was raising £400 for charity), I completed it. But at the end, I had a real bad attack where I just couldn't breathe what seemed like ages. I seem to be using my inhaler more and more on every run. Today for instance I had a 5 miler race. Around 4 miles, I almost gave up as my chest was hurting.10 hours later, I can still feel it hurting on full inhalation.Just wondering if many people suffer like this? Apart from the breathing, everything else seems to be fine.