Just a quick update guys . . . I am not totally pain free but much, much better than I was and have started back running again, without any detrimental effects. Not doing great distances just 1.5 miles every other day, non running days I am doing the same route but walking. The one thing I have learned is that at the age of 59 things take considerably longer to heal, and patience is a must (just wish I had more of it!). Every time I get an injury I think, this is it, the end of my running days, so I just grateful I am back out there again if only in a small way.
Thanks for the replies everybody . . . well I am into week five now without a lot of change. I went for a walk last night with loosely laced trainers, it was only about 1.5 miles and I could still feel it, particularly walking up hills, or rather slight inclines. The only exercises I have found are heel and toes raises which so far although I am doing twice a day don’t seem to be having a great deal of effect, does anybody know of any other exercises that are beneficial for this injury?
Well after a metatarsal stress fracture last year which took an age to recover from I now have extensor tendonitis and have had for about the past four weeks. I started to reduce the frequency and distance I run but that did not help so two weeks ago I totally stopped running. I am not sure what other peoples experience of this injury is but I find the pain / discomfort comes later, for example I have just started to go for a walk (a couple of miles max) everyday as a part of my rehabilitation plan, it’s been going OK but yesterday after a nearly pain free walk a few hours later the pain returns, very disappointed to say the least, I was already planning my return to running in about week now it does not sound like a good plan . . . I would be really interested to hear what anybody else has done that has helped recovery from this, I am thinking walking is not the answer
tricialitt - apparently very low vitamin D was a major cause, I had been running every day but I had been doing that for years. I was just wondering what to do when I get back to full fitness and maybe everyday is not a such a good plan for an oldie of 58 . . . maybe try walking on the non running days next week.