Thanks 2old, by coincidence my physio suggested that last night. Not that she has the machine to do it herself. She also suggested that it would cost about £150 a time and may need 3 treatments! Think I'll have to go to the GP and try to get on a waiting list as I simply cant afford that (if her estimate was accurate). In the meantime stretching and a very gradual return to some light running I think as keeping it moving seems key for me.
Thanks MsE, lots of info there. Yep the dogs are great but not the best running companions - its all about short burst for them!
Got to say I think I over did the massage on the lumpy bit - flattened it out at the time, but caused quite a bit of swelling and stiffness the next day. I'm not entirely sure if this is good or bad? I'm thinking possibly good as the body maybe dissapating the broken down scar tissue - then again possibly bad as swelling and pain tends not to be good!
My condition came on after moving to a hilly area combined with shoes that I now think were not supportive enough. The extra stress of the hills didn't affect my leg with little pronation, but did affect the leg which pronates considerably more. So more supportive shoes for me (both sports and everyday) and we'll see where we go from there.
Gotta say I'm finding this condition rather expensive!
Great thread Rex. Had tendonodis for about 3 months now and under physio for 1 month. Initial acupunture and ultrasound gave some relief as did the soleus stretches. However this last couple of weeks the ultrasound just seems to a cause spongy swelling for 2-3 days after.
They also said no running at all, just a bit of bike work. I got so flustrated that I just sneaked in a slow 1k and now it feels quite good, no niggles during either - not even at the start of the run which is she things used to be the worst. Thing is now I'm confused by the advice not to run the physio gave me and the puffiness their treatments seem to give me.
Aggressive massage will actually move the achilles lump around and flatten it too, however it causes some swelling the next day.