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Sorry to those who may have seen me grumbling about this before, but i'm really fed up with this and wonder if it will ever be right again? So here goes!
i've had this on and off for about two years. Strangely it subsided during FLM training this year, but has come back now worse than ever. i've virtually stopped running, but anything makes it flare up now, even gentle stretching, walking etc. Just been on holiday for two weeks, and even playing with kids on the beach/in the sea has made it hard to walk the next day' till warmed up, and then still very tender to touch. Advice has always been to get area warmed up, then gentle stretches while not doing any exercise to agrevate it further.
This method helps, but it never clears up completely and as soon as i try and do anything! it makes it worse. It's always worst after a nights sleep or even sitiing down for as little as half an hour! It's constantly painful to touch the area now. Cycling seems to upset it less than other sports, but even that to warm up the tendon, followed by gentle stretching doesn't seem to heal it? or improve it? Orthotics haven't sorted it either.
what now, how can i 'warm up' before strtching, if that in itself agravates it?....................Help!. Sport and keeping fit is so important to me, and it's becoming a painful chore?