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7/12/12 7:17 P

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No but I torn tendons in my foot- the tendons being pulled chipped off a couple of pieces of bone. Missed a step and ouch! Took a long time to heal but it did! Maybe see a doctor. emoticon

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7/12/12 4:55 P

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Ok so I am REALLY impatient when it comes to injuries. I tend to rush through the rehabilitation period and try to find my own remedies which typically end up making them worse.

Back story: I did my first mud run almost a month ago and in the first 5 mins lost my footing and rolled onto the lateral side of my ankle. I felt a twinge for a split second and then the pain disappeared, so I finished the race :) After that I continued to work out and then started my C25K program. Every once in a while I would get a random twinge of pain in my ankle and foot, but never while I was running. I just ignored it and figured it would go away on it's own. The last time I ran, I felt a dull ache in my achilles tendon. After a bit of research, I determined that my symptoms sounded a lot like minor insertional achilles tendonitis. I have since stopped running and exercising, I bought a compression ankle brace, and have been icing it intermittently. The Achilles pain is very minor and comes and goes, usually more severe in the morning when I wake up. Jumping and jogging in place seem to aggrevate it.

Has anybody ever experienced anything like this before? What did you do? How long did you rest? Any idea how long I should stop running? Should I start from week 1 again when I start? Any advice on rehabilitation? I'm so frustrated and can't really afford the time or the money to go to a specialist (so please don't tell me to go to the doctor lol).

Thank you so much!!


Edited by: LAUREN_D48 at: 7/12/2012 (16:59)
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