i havn't posted for a while as i've had an injury for about 18 months that seems to be mystifying the medical world!
i keep getting a tender area on and around the area of bone, where the achilles tendon joins the heel, on my left foot mainly, and slightly on my right foot. I have been to a very good local school of podiatry and had custom orthotics made, seen a sports physio (who said 'if the podiatrist you have seen can't fix it, nobody can, he's the best!)a sports massage chap, doctors etc etc.
I assumed it was a tendon problem, but i'm told the tendon is fine, but the gereral opinion is that it is the tendon that is being upset where it joins to my heel bone. There is no visable thickening, nodules, swelling, of the tendon. Massage helps but dosn't fix it, same goes for god knows how many stretches i've been advised to try. Rest dosn't work. I even gave up running for 3 months to give the rest thing a real chance!, no real change. It does go away almost completely while running and while i keep moving, but as soon as i stop and rest,for a while, then get up and walk, it's stiff and tender again? Stiff calf muscles is another conclusion the experts keep coming to, but despite helping, calf muscle stretching isn't really getting rid of the problem long term. I did tough guy and the FLM last year and it didn't make it better or worse, just a bit more stiff and sore than usual, but soon settled down to it's normal level of being just painfull enough to make it feel like you shouldn't be running on it again. And that's how it is. Slightly better some days, worse on others. As soon as in rest mode i feel like taking a can of WD40 to it!
Anyone any ideas? I also play squash and badminton, but since this started it's ruined a lot of the enjoyment, as without knowing whats causing it, i don't know if i'm storing up real problems in the future?