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Hello people! Not looking for sympathy- just a new runner who has run into a couple of injuries (pun unintended) and looking for advice...
I started running early this year, but managed to give myself a groin strain a few months ago after pushing myself too far. After trying to rest it for weeks at a time and having it repeatedly flare up, I decided to book an appointment with a physio. The day before that appointment, I went out walking and managed to get Achilles Tendonitis on the same side as my groin strain!
I've been given some stretches to do twice a day and also told to take ibuprofen, but I was just wondering if anyone here has any more advice to offer?
Should I do my stretches whilst I'm still feeling pain from either injury, or wait it out?
Also, I was hoping to go on a rather long two day hike in two weeks time. Whilst the groin strain has never flared up from walking so shouldn't be an issue, is my Achilles likely to have healed by then? I'm guessing that I should forget the hike?
Sorry for the essay. I see the physio again in a week but in the mean time, any insight/advice that the friendly folk on here could provide would be much appreciated!
Thanks for reading.