I have had an ongoing pain and swelling in my left ankle on the Achilies (sp) tendon for 4+ weeks now. It seems worse mid afternoon and evening but was really hurting early Sunday morning. I haven't twisted it or stepped off wrong that I can ever recall, it has been broken once in 1979, but healed completely, cleared by a Navy Flight Surgeon.
The tendon is somewhat swollen and is tender to the touch, feels a little hot at times, also. Here is the strange thing, walking it gets worse and that triggers the shin splints in my left leg I am prone to because I have to change my gait to compensate for the pain (as in going for a 1-2 mile walk with my wife) but I can bicycle completely pain free now.
Early on it did hurt to push hard and I gave myself some time off the bicycle. Now I spin more than mash and the pain in the tendon isn't a factor at all. After a ride it seems to slowly come back to the painful condition. Is this worth a doctor's visit, I have a very good podiatrist team I see when needed, are they the best place to go? Thanks for any advice y'all might have, and please tell me how to spell the name of the tendon before I go crazy, no dictionary at work.