Injured?

My Achilles (on the Right) started bothering me over the weekend. I iced, I rested, I pushed back a run and I took the next two runs easy. I can walk, I can run, the pain not unbearable, it’s just enough to feel off.

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I’m supposed to run 5 miles tomorrow and 8 on Sunday, I know I need to get in my training but I also know that I do not want to completely destroy my fall race schedule completely. What do you do when you’re injured or slightly injured?

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    I'm not a doctor, nor do I suffer from achilles pain. However, perhaps some mild exercises such as this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn6i-_dTX0g&feature=fvwrel Perhaps using a foam roller on your calves to help manage muscles which in turn can contribute to achilles problems. Of course, stay off any heels for a while, and if the pain continues, seek out a doctor for a professional opinion.

    Urban Running Girl | 5 years ago Reply

    Listen to your body (easier sad then done!). Take some days off running and do something else that doesn't hurt. The last thing you want to happen is get more injured. Smarter to rest it early then when it is a bigger issue.

    Jen | 5 years ago Reply

      Took a few days off, it was hard but worth it, thanks!

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

    Oh man! So Sorry to hear that! I'd try to rest it as much as possible and have it checked out quickly to avoid any larger issues!! Spa love!

    Jenna | 5 years ago Reply

    Just wrote a post on Achille's Tendonitis-maybe has some useful information for you... Sorry to hear you are going through this.

    berryhappybodies | 5 years ago Reply

    Poor thing, I hope you get better soon. I have learned the need for patience with injuries now that I'm 6 weeks in recovering from a broken leg. R.I.C.E. is definitely a good idea, and I'm glad that you are taking it easy. Stay positive and try to stretch to keep circulation up.

    Laura @ scribbles and sass | 5 years ago Reply

      RICE is the wrong acronym: http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/08/people-weve-got-to-stop-icing-we-were-wrong-sooo-wrong.html

      Alex (@alexbridgeforth) | 5 years ago Reply

    NOOOOOOO. I was hoping the title was misleading, but alas... It was not :( Listen to your body. Having to miss a training run or two is much better than an entire season!

    Wild Things Run Free | 5 years ago Reply

    Well i get in the spa and start foam rolling and massaging the heck out of my mucles. I never ice and heres a good video on why you shouldn't :http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/08/people-weve-got-to-stop-icing-we-were-wrong-sooo-wrong.html

    Alex (@alexbridgeforth) | 5 years ago Reply

    Like Jen said, listen to your body! Also, go check out your local physical therapist who can help strengthen the achilles and get you back running in no time.

    ironphysicaltherapy | 5 years ago Reply

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