I have a physio roller and use it about 3-4 times a week. I have been doing toe raises daily as well as drops, maybe for a few weeks I will just do the drops, as for swimming it's really not for me. Thanks for the advice though. Since my back trouble I worked hard on my legs both stretching and strengthening just got to get the achillies sorted.
Good to hear your back to running injury free just a bummer to hear it took 18 months.
Hi t Rex thanks for the reply December is very busy month for me with work with no time off now until Xmas day so that was the idea of starting in jan.
The lump is still there and can be tender when massaged in certain ways,again this is why your thread mentally helps there is still hope. I wear brooks adrenaline gts for road shoes and inov8 for off road.Both shoes new this year.
I have had lower back trouble this year and cost fortune in chiropractor bills,this had made my body out of sinc definitely not helping the cause.
Great to hear you hitting big miles and races again gives me hope. I would be over the moon just to do 10k the way I am at the mo.
Hi t Rex I have read all your thread probably at a good time ( feeling really low about my achillies) your thread has given me real hope, I'm now 4 months in to A T have not run since August, having massage treatment on weekly basis and stretching also heel dropping.The lump is still there, though sponginess seems to have gone.I am riding my bike a couple times a week and use cross trainer to no pain to achillies.I will start gentle running in jan 2014.This has been the worst injury I have ever had and until I read your post thought I would never run again.I really need running in my life it has helped me through some real tough times.I don't get the same from a bike.
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