Hi I stopped running 3 months ago due to a painful lump on my achillies doctors not interested I think I have some sort of tear that's healed as scar tissue I self massage it 3-4 times a week stretch and strengthen (heal drops and raises)desperate to run again but the lump is still there,it doesn't hurt when I massage it anymore i just don't want to undo the work that has been done
I tore my abductor muscle training for cross country marathon. It took six to seven weeks before I could run again but I took ibuprofen for a week then started massages and loads of forward and side lunges ice packs for a week and try hot water bottle packs all helps with blood flow to area.I don't think your injury is as bad as there was no way I could run on mine without intense pain.
Cross trainer in the gym kept me fit ( no impact).
Also get your girlfriend to massage all areas this will help with moral.