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Any advice welcome. GP and now physio have diagnosed me with achilles tendopathy and I've been given exercises etc to do. Physio told me yesterday that I need to basically stop running to give it time to recover and that it can take a long time .
I'm doing a 10k on Sunday (which I'm still intending to do after all the training I've put in) but after that I will stop for a while. But I really don't want to lose my fitness or put the weight back on that I've lost. I know I can swim but are there any other non-impact exercises I can do? I have access to a gym at work with bikes/rowing machines etc but I don't know if using those will count as resting my achilles.
Physio said that I can run a bit every so often to test the injury but I was running 3x week 5-7 miles each time and that is too much. I'm so gutted!
I'm also waiting for a scan on my ankle as I have a lump on my achilles and physio says its quite large.