I had my physio session today with an excellent therapist. My injury is Achilles Tendinitus in my right leg. What it stems from is a restricted right hip flexor and restriction in my lumbar spine. My legs, ankles, feet, back and hips were checked, manipulated, clicked, and massaged, also I had a little acupuncture on the affected muscles, which was a tad uncomfortable but is now o.k, although a bit tender! I have lots of special stretches to do at home, and ice sessions three times a day. The great news is I can still take part in the 10k race on Sunday, but enter to enjoy, rather than race for speed! One more session to go after the race and several months of gentle recovery because if I ignore it, it could be a very long term injury. Fingers crossed! Good luck to any other runners reading this who have suffered with the same problem.
Thank you very much Paul and Questforspeed for your advice.
The pain did gradually get worse with each run and is a bit tender 2cm up from heel. I will do a search on Achilles Tendinopathy and I have a friend who knows a good sports physio so will be visiting him too.
Just signed up to this site and was hoping for some advice please! I injured my Achilles Tendon approx four weeks ago. I have very flat feet and I over pronate slightly. I have been running/jogging approx 5 years and run approx 2-3 times a week. I bought a new pair of running shoes from a specialist shop in the summer. They reccommended a motion control shoe. A few weeks Iater I ran a hilly 10k race, and approx a week or so after, my ankle had a constant ache and felt weak on walking on it. I saw a podiatrst and she advised me to rest for two weeks and they sold me a pair of orthodic insoles. Unfortunately the insole cut into the sides of my feet! After two week of no running the pain did go. Have begun gently running again, training for Brighton Brookes 10k and again, the same ache has come back. Just wondered if anyone could recommend anything or has anyone had a similar experience? I also had my shoes checked out in a running shop, was videoed running in them and they do appear to be preventing me from rolling, so I'm confused as what to do! Thanks.