achilles tendon pain

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Mike1jw, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Mike1jw

    Mike1jw Member

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    Just wondering if, and how others have dealt with this. I went out for a ride today, a little brisk and windy, but I was pumped up for a ride just the same. Not too long into the ride and I felt some pain in my achilles tendon. Dont know how I did it, or where it came from but it was there for sure. I tried to ride it out, but it seemed like it was just getting worse, so I turned around and went home :( Anyone else ever deal with this? I would love some suggestions.
     
  2. London

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    Mike, that big tendon can be a real problem and can remain a problem for a long time. It's something you should see a sports physical therapist about. I'd stay away from most MDs. (I am one) Sports therapist see this kind of thing all the time and have a better background to help you.

    That said, you did the right thing is stopping once the pain did not go away. Many times a person can work through minor aches and do no harm. The achilles is not one of those areas to play with. If you don't seek help, I'd rest it a few days and do a little bit of stretching and toe raises stand on the edge of a book. Just a little. During the day continue to flex the foot and point the toes, move the ankle joint. If this makes is worse stop. I doubt you have a real problem unless you can't walk. Still, the achilles is a large structure with a poor blood supply. It does not heal quickly and can take good time getting better. See a therapist if it does not get better in a few days.
     

  3. Mike1jw

    Mike1jw Member

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    Thanks London, From what I've been reading about this, your right on point.
     
  4. madal

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    Do you stretch before exercise?
     
  5. madal

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    It happened to me some years back, I was about 2miles into a training run, 1st climb and BANG!!!:eek::eek: and that was after stretching and a warm up:rolleyes:
     
  6. Industry_Hack

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    Have you changed your seat or bars lately? Are you wearing different shorts or shoes?
     
  7. SpkSnppr

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    See the therapist. I put up with my pain for a while and "Bam!" the tendon ruptured as I was pushing off the curb to run across the street in the rain. Surgery was needed to repair the tendon. Just got out of the cast 4 weeks ago or so. I was really lucky, I had virtually 100% flexibility when I got the cast off after 8 weeks. The ankle is very week but feels better than ever. See the therapist, crutches suck.