Pain back top thin part of ankle is that Achilles heel?

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  1. brad123

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    I have a pain back of my ankle, the thin edge above the ankle, is that the Achilles heel, I'd defo say its stopping me run and my long 13 mile run is due tomorrow in prep for the London marathon so not sure what to do. Just been outside to try a run and no go after 10 metres.

    Its started Wednesday on my 7 mile run and was really bad but gets better with each day.

    Quick google image search shows its the Achilles heel tendon. Any advice please?

    Been for a run today and its as bad. Gave it 6 days rest but did cycle work etc, worried now as its almost long mileage time for the London Marathon training and im only upto 12 miles and missed this weekends long run.
     
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    Sounds like an Achilles issue, go and see a Doc/Physio. Usual RICE routine as well.

    My son is 12 and does tons of sport and suffers with it quite badly. Its prevalent in kids his age going through growth spurts as the bones and tendons grown at differing rates, over-stretching the tendon and causing the issue - Severs disease

    Apart from the usual immobilisation, ice and rest there isn't a lot you can do I think. I'd stop doing any exercise on it until you see a specialist though. Its likely you will aggravate it more
     
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    you will have to stop until the pain eases a bit. ice it and rest. maybe some feldene gel from doctors.
    once its been rested you can start light stretches 2 or 3 times a day. also wear an ankle support while exercises for a few weeks until strength is back

    I have a fat pad and Achilles issue ongoing for months now. can't for the life of me figure out why it came on but its an ongoing challenge. very hard area to let heal unless you can quit work and sit on your arse and not do anything for two months.
     
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    I had problems with Achilles heel years ago when I used to run. Turns out I was wearing the wrong type of footwear, I got a gait analysis and got the correct running shoes and it seemed to sort itself out although I did rest from running for about a week too.
     
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    Ice and massage and I have kept running after 3 days rest and it's back to normal after 3 weeks and 3 massage sessions.
     
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    I ruptured both my achilles tendons at the same time - playing cricket - overextension.
    Sports physio was brilliant - did not like doing the stretching exercises, but it is vital to get on to a physio regime as soon as possible and stick to it, otherwise the problem will reoccur more frequently.
    It's better to shell out for a private sports physio asap i.e. the day after the injury, rather than wait 5 weeks or so for an NHS appointment - still get the NHS appointment, you can get some free with the NHSphysio later.
     
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    Most of the people have complaints for their back pain or the knee pain, this is because of the footwear you wear. The footwear with the heels mostly gives this problem. I would suggest to try for GEL-LYTE33 3 - | Men's Running Shoes | ASICS UK which are very comfortable while walking as well as for running.
     
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    Was there not a link to the Asics website, rather than a specific vendor?
    Another approach is barefoot/minimalist shoes - has really strengthened my lower leg muscles and I've had no achilles problem since.
    About to put in to practice my advice in a previous post - something gave in my side at cricket nets- internet self diagnosis suggests intercostal pull/tear, so I'm off to sports physio shortly - only good thing is that is I get boasting rights to say that I have a fast bowler's injury - although, I'd rather be able to boast that I can manage to stay asleep at night :)
     
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    Naproxen + very talented physio = unbelievable relief :)
     
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    As the poster linked to a US shop I'm pretty sure it was spam, but I've changed the link to the Asics uk website
     

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