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Jonawal




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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Achilles injury Reply with quote

hi there - some advice needed please - my Achilles is playing up - i've had it before - stopped running for 2 weeks and did eccentric exercises and stretches but just been out again and after two miles i could feel it so stopped - is there any benefit of seeing a physio or or just keep on with the strength exercises and stretching ? thanks
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya, I was plagued by Achilles problems for about a year. I took exactly the same approach, eccentric exercises, tried to run after rest, couldn't and repeat! The only thing that eventually worked for me was to take two months off! Yep I know. You don't want to hear that. BUT I Turbo trained and swam like a champ and maintained fitness. It was pretty much still there when I tentatively returned to running. A Physio may help in telling and showing you what strength exercises to do.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You ran 2 miles on the back of an Achilles injury?
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the same boat - achilles problem...

stretch, ice, physio - now been out for 3 months.

I still feel it walking up stairs, so not running any time soon.

Unfortunately there is no magic cure for Achilles injuries... just time...
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, sorry to hear that. I had the same and it took months to heal.

I was told you are better off breaking your leg as that heals quicker.

Anything that gets the blood to/from the area will help. Blood flow in these tendons is poor so any help will speed things up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies, butting in to your Achilles thread here:

Ran ok yesterday but woke up this morning with stiffness in the Achilles, I think it was from a fast run last Thursday as I could feel 'something' at the end.

Going to skip the planned run tonight, but I'm wondering if turbo training is a good idea, or just do pool for a few days?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rest & no stretching,you will aggrevate it enough by walking etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When are you supposed to start running again and how?

I felt no tightness, nothing since last Tuesday so ran today my usual run. 1km warm up then 10km at a moderate pace, but started feeling the Achilles after about twenty minutes, too far out to go back, so finished the run.

Got it up on ice but now I'm really worried about Wimbleball and Bolton.

It's not painful, it's just an unusual and negative feeling.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
When are you supposed to start running again and how?

I felt no tightness, nothing since last Tuesday so ran today my usual run. 1km warm up then 10km at a moderate pace, but started feeling the Achilles after about twenty minutes, too far out to go back, so finished the run.

Got it up on ice but now I'm really worried about Wimbleball and Bolton.

It's not painful, it's just an unusual and negative feeling.


Why oh why???
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
When are you supposed to start running again and how?

I felt no tightness, nothing since last Tuesday so ran today my usual run. 1km warm up then 10km at a moderate pace, but started feeling the Achilles after about twenty minutes, too far out to go back, so finished the run.

Got it up on ice but now I'm really worried about Wimbleball and Bolton.

It's not painful, it's just an unusual and negative feeling.


Why oh why???


Why oh why what?

I've never really been injured before, not even sure if I am. When should you start running again?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
When are you supposed to start running again and how?

I felt no tightness, nothing since last Tuesday so ran today my usual run. 1km warm up then 10km at a moderate pace, but started feeling the Achilles after about twenty minutes, too far out to go back, so finished the run.

Got it up on ice but now I'm really worried about Wimbleball and Bolton.

It's not painful, it's just an unusual and negative feeling.


Why oh why???


Why oh why what?

I've never really been injured before, not even sure if I am. When should you start running again?


it didn't occur to you to ease yourself back in?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
When are you supposed to start running again and how?

I felt no tightness, nothing since last Tuesday so ran today my usual run. 1km warm up then 10km at a moderate pace, but started feeling the Achilles after about twenty minutes, too far out to go back, so finished the run.

Got it up on ice but now I'm really worried about Wimbleball and Bolton.

It's not painful, it's just an unusual and negative feeling.


Why oh why???


Why oh why what?

I've never really been injured before, not even sure if I am. When should you start running again?


it didn't occur to you to ease yourself back in?


It did. That was an easy run to me. About a minute/mile slower than last week. The 1km warm up didn't reveal anything, it felt good.

How can you tell when you're ready to run again at all?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
When are you supposed to start running again and how?

I felt no tightness, nothing since last Tuesday so ran today my usual run. 1km warm up then 10km at a moderate pace, but started feeling the Achilles after about twenty minutes, too far out to go back, so finished the run.

Got it up on ice but now I'm really worried about Wimbleball and Bolton.

It's not painful, it's just an unusual and negative feeling.


Why oh why???


Why oh why what?

I've never really been injured before, not even sure if I am. When should you start running again?


it didn't occur to you to ease yourself back in?


It did. That was an easy run to me. About a minute/mile slower than last week. The 1km warm up didn't reveal anything, it felt good.

How can you tell when you're ready to run again at all?


you were possibly ready to run again, but not as far as that, obviously...it is in fact very difficult to determine when to start again and this is why you should ease yourself back in. This also allows the muscles to recover and strengthen...

What was wrong with just doing your 1k?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing, just felt like I could do an hour.

Transfer deadlines are all long past so I have no bail out option. Unlikely I'd be able to anyway with family circumstances.

Is it worth seeing a private physio or is it just a case of resting, and easing back in whenever you feel like it?

Lying in hammock today so can't get much more resting!

Maybe swim tonight, maybe a light turbo tomorrow. Turbo didn't aggravate it last week anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

always worth seeing a good physio/therapist
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