Achilles Tendon

  • trijiminal

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    Nov 08, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    Hey guys, so i am about 2 weeks into serious running again after spending a few months doing occasional 5Ks and whatnot. Since i've started, I've developed some crepitus (creeking) on my achilles tendon. It feels like there's some fluid in there too.

    I've read on some running forums that rest didn't help for this sort of problem. Anybody have experience with this? I'm debating whether or not to keep running this week....
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    I would stop running immediately and get it looked into. Foot injuries can really snowball from what I have seen with other people. Far better to be safe than sorry. Try to find a foot specialist rather than a general practitioner.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Nov 08, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    Stay away from podiatrists. Try to find a good orthopedic doctor or one the specializes in sports medicine. Try icing for about 30 minutes then a cold plunge for about 5 to 10 minutes, a heel insert might relieve some of the strain. Try some slow stretching, if it hurts too much stop immediately. Stop running until there is absolutely no more pain and you are cleared by your doctor. Good luck!
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Sportsfan1 saidStay away from podiatrists. Try to find a good orthopedic doctor or one the specializes in sports medicine. Try icing for about 30 minutes then a cold plunge for about 5 to 10 minutes, a heel insert might relieve some of the strain. Try some slow stretching, if it hurts too much stop immediately. Stop running until there is absolutely no more pain and you are cleared by your doctor. Good luck!


    Agree about going to an orthopedic who SPECIALIZES in sports medicine.
  • trijiminal

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    Nov 09, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice guys. I should add that I haven't had any pain with this (part of the reason why i'm not sure what to do). Its just a feeling of friction within the tendon when i contract the gastroc/soleus muscles.

    i'm definitely going to lay off it for a few days, and try ice and motrin for now.
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    Nov 09, 2011 5:28 AM GMT
    collegekid12 saidThanks for the advice guys. I should add that I haven't had any pain with this (part of the reason why i'm not sure what to do). Its just a feeling of friction within the tendon when i contract the gastroc/soleus muscles.

    i'm definitely going to lay off it for a few days, and try ice and motrin for now.


    Are you stretching your calves after you run? Gastroc, soleus, and another muscle called planataris all run to form the achilles tendon which attaches on your heel bone.