You've mentioned what you do for a living in the past. I guess it's an accumulative condition from wearing steelies with an unsuitable lift from ball
to heel (Heel drop). You'll have been wearing them for long shifts and all the rolling and the heel height
finally caused bad juju on the achilles. I seem to recall you saying you're a little bit (ahem cough) broad in the beam shall we say?? Husky as
the Americans say
I've had some frigging awful safety boots and only found out about the drop from heel to ball through running. It's a big thing and can be the
difference between long periods of running fit or having lots of niggly injuries and strains. Changing footwear will help the tendons heal whereas all
the potions and lotions will suppress the pain and nothing else. You'd really be better off having a few weeks of recovery and, yeah, I know that's
There are runner's exercises that strengthen all of those tendons and muscles. For example, stand on one leg and then on the tip-toe. Do this in sets
on alternate legs. It helps defend from strains when the foot rolls. From achilles to sciatic nerve and through all the leg and hip muscles...the
exercises will help.
Now, because I love you buddy, I've just watched a dozen videos trying to find one that shows what I'm on about. Jeez, so much sh*t out there. The
best I found is this one and the exercises start at four minutes in so skip the rest...
Look on Amazon to see what kind of brace might be used to help.
You can always order elsewhere or locally, but it will give you an idea what will work.
I had severe heel pain for a long time.....I used a natural liniment, coupled with a quality peppermint oil, applied 2x a day. It really worked. I
knew about 6 others it helped.
Sadly, I don't know what was in it....and the company is no longer in business.
But, I would think a bit of searching online would find something similar.
I'll see if I can find what was in it.
I have tendinitis in my knee. I got taken down at work over a year ago and thought yoga would fix it.
It got so bad, I literally couldn't stand on it after work, I'd have to take breaks while doing dishes. The pain is the worst. Burning, searing
pain; and I've had bulging discs for years and bone spurs in my foot(but I'm not doing the needle).
I've tried yoga, new shoes, and now physical therapy, it sucks for sure. It does make you feel old too. Naproxen helps a little.
Best of Luck, I know your pain
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Brother...try Solomons seal...its harder to find retail...but the Taoists and Shaolin rely on it...all of you really need a proper Chinese, Japanese
or Korean herbalist....not a round eye like me...but I promise it will work. Acupuncture from a multi generational native family...the crap they
taught us is half measures...seriously
Find a kindly Asian master...very few of us Westerners do the job justice. Ive been practicing 26 years now and submit to their amazing skill
My god is it pissing me off, it's been months now, have orthotics, regular physio appointments, and although I can feel my foot getting stronger, the
pain is a solid 7 all day every day.
Feel like an old man.
I had it for a few months about 16yrs ago. Mine was so bad that I couldn't actually even get out of bed most days. It took forever to get an actual
diagnosis, and there isn't really much for treatment but heat/ice, ibuprofen and patience.
Good luck man. It's terrible falling on your face in the morn because your foot took the day off.
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