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Old 01-13-06, 08:17 PM   #1
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Achilles tendon pain

Does anybody have any trouble with achilles tendon pain? I have been having trouble for a couple of weeks and I haven't changed anything. Got any ideas?
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Not anymore. Riding regularly stretched it out and got rid of the pain I used to feel. You should go to a podiatrist.
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Old 01-14-06, 11:57 AM   #3
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Not anymore. Riding regularly stretched it out and got rid of the pain I used to feel. You should go to a podiatrist.
Yeah, maybe I haven't been getting out enough.
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Yeah, maybe I haven't been getting out enough.
Nah, mate go to a foot doctor. You may be mistaking a torn plantar for tendon
pain. That or you are developing a heel spur.(OUCH!!)
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Especially since this has been going on for a couple weeks ..... #1. Go to a sports Dr!! ... #2. Get your bicycle fit checked!!


In early 2002, my Achilles tendons were bothering me a bit, but I just kept riding. Some days were better, some days were worse. Finally, I did a rather long cycling event in July 2002 .... and both ended up torn.

It was a good 6 months before they started feeling some better ... and I still wear ankle braces on longer and/or hilly rides.


In my case it was a combination of two things:
1) My saddle was too high.
2) I was coming off a three month injury (I burned my left foot to the bone) and because I wanted to do this event later in the summer, I progressed with my training rather aggressively.


Get your situation checked before it gets any worse!!
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Don't take the "it'll heal itself" attitude with this one. I did much to my regret. 5 years down the road and it's pretty much permanent, and has been the most crippling and frustrating thing in my life.

Part of the problem for me, of course, was that I had to rely on Dutch doctors (scum of the earth).


Just get into a regular stretching routine for now, and SEE A DOCTOR!! I'd like to think that I can at least stop someone else from getting such a seriously debilitating problem.

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