I was wondering if anybody had some achilles advice.
I ran four miles last Monday, which was a routine run and one I'd done 100 times.
A few hours later I had some mild pain in my right achilles tendon. Nothing much to write home about.
I went out on Wednesday and almost immediately my achilles was sore. It wasn't acute pain but it was uncomfortable enough to stop and walk after a mile or so. I have never had any problems with my achilles before.
The only thing I've done differently in the past week or so is buy some new running shoes but I had been out on three short steady runs to break them in as I know that new shoes can cause injuries.
So I'm baffled. Anyway I'm now planning a few days off and I may try my old running shoes next time. I'm doing the usual RICE stuff etc but does anybody have any experience with sore/niggly achiiles and possible remedies? It's fine to walk on and there is no discomfort apart from when I run. I am also a midfoot striker and have had no injuries for ages...
Thanks in advance