Achilles Tendonitis -- alternatives to rest?
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Looking for some feedback from SP runners on alternatives to "RICE" for Achilles Tendonitis. This JUST flared up in my right ankle last Thursday, I think from sprinting at the end of my run that day, did not run over the weekend, no pain after Thursday, then hit the trails for a 3 mile run, and WHAM! the pain came right back, and had to stop after 2 miles. I did ice it this afternoon and will do so tonight and tomorrow in an effort to get the swelling down.
So here are the two directions I'd like some feedback on:
- Physical Therapy: Does it help speed the healing process up?
- Chiropractic: I'm seeing my Dr tomorrow for my normal back / neck adjustment. Has anyone had luck going this route for Achilles Tendonitis?
Any other suggestions or ideas are appreciated. BTW, I am scheduled to run in my first 10K in a little over 3 weeks, and of course, if I have to, i will bow out, but I sure want to give it a go if I can find a way.