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Seeing an Orthopaedic Doctor on Friday...

Thursday, August 08, 2013

I ran on Tuesday -- first time outside since I injured my Achilles tendon a little over 6 weeks ago -- and made a point to keep my speed and run/ walk ratio in check. Felt a little soreness after my run (3 miles of run / walk, 1 mile of walk), but overnight on Tuesday and most of the day Wednesday the tendon was VERY tender and sore! So, got onto my insurance co. web site to locate an Orthopaedic doctor in my area, found one, and made an appointment for Friday.

Keeping my fingers crossed it is not a serious issue, but I just have not been able to shake the soreness / tenderness issue after any sort of physical exercise that require the use of my legs (no issues swimming, thankfully).

More to report after my appointment...
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    I admire your dedication and hope this is nothing serious so you can be back at full steam soon. -- Lou
    1749 days ago
    Ugh. Those lower extremity injuries take longer to heal than we think they ought to, and maybe you need to stay off it more? It's good that you're going to get a professional to look at it.

    I feel your pain. Today I'm wondering if my weight lifting routine is irritating my foot. You wouldn't think that chest presses would bother a foot, but I carry the dumbbells from the rack to the bench, and that adds load to the foot. Hmm.
    1750 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    I really hate to hear that this is interferring with your workouts, I have been there.
    As I have stated before, I broke my foot in Jan, and had a really really long recovery time and am not even 100 percent healed to date.
    Walking is ok, it doesnt seem to hurt too much, if I push my walk up to an hour, I begin to feel it and I am almost afraid of what could happen, so I chicken out and dont push on.
    It is later on when I begin to feel the pain, usually if I flex my foot without realizing it, such as in my sleep, I have a great deal of sharp pain to deal with.
    I visited an ortho, maybe 8 times, and my last visit was pretty much told there was nothing else they could do, just to let it continue to heal and wear the bone growth stimulator, etc etc.
    But anyway, I feel for you, I hope it isnt anything serious and that you can get back to your workouts as before and keep on going strong.
    Good luck. emoticon
    1750 days ago
    Good luck!
    1750 days ago
    Take care my friend.

    1750 days ago
    Hope healing happens soon.
    1750 days ago
    Hoping for the best for you.
    1750 days ago
    I hope you get good news.
    1750 days ago
    Ugh. Sorry you're having these problems.
    Can't wait to hear the report.

    Wondering if some anti-inflammatory treatments would help. Acupuncture, herbs, (ginger, turmeric, boswellia, etc.), flax seed meal, goji berries, RICE treatment, wraps, icy-hot, tiger balm, Feel Good Stuff (Olympian Labs), DMSO.

    You probably know more about all that than I do by now. :( And your doctor'll be be way out in front.
    1750 days ago
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