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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:37 am
by rrheyn
I am a master runner and since a couple of weeks I have pain on my right Achilles. I take a few days off now and replace them by biking and some light walking. Light stretching in the morning.
I feel almost no pain no more after one week,
Is there a massage or manual therapy test where I can know that the worst is over and that I can start again easy?


Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:22 am
by rrheyn
We are now in July and lucky my troubles are over on the Achilles.
For people who likes homeopathic, i took arnika K30, bryonia K30, Ruta K30, everyday massage the er ea. In the first weeks, walking and some bycing, the second week just endurance running on grass. Bought new asics with better soles :lol: and this is my second week that i can do speed training again for my 400/800/1500.
But the most training is done on grass now. I like running barefoot and doing some drills to improve my ankles, walking on heels, toes, side, inner side. So far so good, now i hope the pick-up again some results.
My goal is 40.8 for 300m / -57 on 400m and around 2.10-2.15 on 800m a -5' on 1500m and - 10' on a 3 K. :lol:

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:02 pm
by George Payan
Sound like Achilles Tendinitis, it's an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles is the large tendon connecting the two major calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus, to the back of the heel bone. Under too much stress, the tendon tightens and is forced to work too hard. This causes it to become inflamed (that's tendinitis) and, over time, can produce a covering of scar tissue, which is less flexible than the tendon. If the inflamed Achilles continues to be stressed, it can tear or rupture.

Symptoms of an Achilles Tendinitis: Dull or sharp pain anywhere along the back of the tendon, but usually close to the heel. Limited ankle flexibility. Redness or heat over the painful area. A nodule (a lumpy buildup of scar tissue) that can be felt on the tendon. A cracking sound (scar tissue rubbing against the tendon) when the ankle moves

The causes of Achilles Tendinitis: Tight or fatigued calf muscles, which transfer too much of the burden of running to the Achilles. This can be brought on by not stretching the calves properly, increasing mileage too quickly or simply overtraining. Excessive hill running or speedwork, both of which stress the Achilles to twist, cause some cases. Runners who overpronate (their feet rotate too far inward on impact) are most susceptible to Achilles tendinitis. Understanding the Cause is Important for Full Recovery You Need to: stop the aggravating activity. Rest your ankle to start recovering. Promote Healing with proper treatment. With Knowledge and the Right Treatments, you will get better. There are products that you need to heal quickly, and relieve pain quickly. To stimulate blood flow for faster healing, you need the BFST Achilles Wrap. For immediate pain relief and to reduce swelling, you need a ColdCure Achilles Wrap.

The Ultimate Solution: If you really want to get better, here's exactly what you need to do.

Wear a ColdCure Wrap as much as possible to relieve your pain and swelling and protect your Achilles from further damage.

Do a BFST treatment first thing every morning. Do 2 or 3 more BFST treatments throughout the day. This will help you heal quickly.

Avoid restraining the injury as much as possible Using KB Support Tape can help with this. Resting your ankle is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.

Do this and your Achilles Injury can truly heal finally.

For further information reading on the Common Causes of Achilles Tendon: Go to