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Discussion: Sharp achilles pain on the warm-up jog

in: Craney; Craney > 2020-04-15

Apr 16, 2020 2:06 AM # 
O-ing:
Maybe not do the hills session if that is the case? Very easy in hindsight of course, but I know how tricky Achilles issues can be having lost a year to that injury (1990).
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Apr 16, 2020 10:26 PM # 
Craney:
Yeah might need to be a bit more patient with this one - at least I’m not missing anything at the moment. It does start quite sore but eases off after jogging a bit and is still the same the next day, so I figure that’s sustainable.
Apr 17, 2020 1:34 AM # 
O-ing:
That is classic tendinothapy. Stiff and sore early eg mornings and then ok once warmed up. Trouble is you can do damage to it when it feels ok.
Apr 17, 2020 11:28 AM # 
markg:
It's not always so simple though ... I get nerve related pain around the achilles which sometimes follows that same mornings and warming up pattern and I find that the pain from it is sharper than the tendinopathy itself. I've also had paratenonitis which is also a sharper type of pain. A good physio or sports doc is critical I reckon.
Apr 18, 2020 5:44 AM # 
O-ing:
Absolutely - can be very complex. I needed some second opinions; nine months of physio before opting for surgery. The surgery fixed it and I was back running in six weeks and have never had an issue on that side since.
Apr 18, 2020 11:24 PM # 
Craney:
Thanks gents - certainly sounds like i’m in a similar boat.
I’ve had about 6 months of physio so far and some signs of small improvements so I’ll keep trying to manage it for a bit longer...
May 25, 2020 12:36 AM # 
O-ing:
Looks like Kris Jones is on a similar trajectory - injured Achilles 28 April and still "managing"
May 26, 2020 11:57 AM # 
Craney:
Aye I noticed that. I’m going to see a surgeon next week for an alternative opinion. I have no swelling and it is ok doing ~50km/week so I’m expecting to be steered towards the physio loading route but we’ll see...

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