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    Possible heel/tendon injury?

    Yesterday, during a ride, I started to feel a strange an unfamiliar sensation at the "tip" of my right heel. It only manifested itself when I pushed down hard on the pedal.

    There was no pain at all.

    The location of the sensation was slightly (maybe 1/4-1/3") to the outside of the "tip" of my right heel, and perhaps slightly below the "rim" of the heel. I hope you understand what location I'm trying to describe.

    The sensation itself could be described as if one small "bundle" of the Achilles tendon had become loose (although not detached) and that it sort of moved around laterally when it was put under strain from the load (when I pushed down on the pedal).

    There was, as I said, no pain at the time, and there is no pain now either. I can't even find the spot by poking with a pointed object around that area. I've also been unable to provoke the same sensation again through calf raises, calf stretches or things like that.

    Is this the beginnings of a rupturing Achilles tendon? Will I have to rest for several months now to avoid worsening the condition?

    Has anyone else here felt something like what I'm describing?

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    If there is no more pain, you might be fine. But seriously, why come to an internet forum for medical advice? If you suspect something more serious might be going on, GO SEE A DOCTOR.

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    A doctor could have gone his or her entire working life without having come into contact with anyone with a similar injury (if that's what it is in my case), and could be clueless. A cycling forum could have dozens, or hundreds, of people who have experienced the same thing, and many of them could have been in contact with medical professionals and received treatment and/or advice.

    Going to a doctor would cost me about US$60 and my past experiences with sports injuries and doctors have been terrible in every case (they failed to diagnose correctly and they suggested ineffective treatments - I learned that the hard way). That goes for more than sports injuries, by the way. It's only if you're lucky enough to find that right one, who happens to understand what your problem really is, that going to a doctor is useful.

    Posting here doesn't cost me anything, and it's likely to provide better answers than going to see a doctor would. Unless, of course, this thread descends into debating unrelated and irrelevant issues, instead of the actual question, like so many other here on BF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf
    A doctor could have gone his or her entire working life without having come into contact with anyone with a similar injury (if that's what it is in my case), and could be clueless.
    Doctors operate within their general scope. Usually speaking, soft tissue injuries described as you have would not fit within their knowledge base. The correct professional would be a competent massage therapist.

    Both the Gastrocnemius and the Soleus insert into the Calconeous (tip of heel) via the Achilles tendon. The Plantaris also inserts on the Calconeous--but I would say it is highly unlikely to be involved in your situation. There are a few muscles that pass along the heel medially to the Calconeous but none that pass laterally as you described.

    Considering that you do not have an active pain and are not able to cause the pain again...I'm really not sure what to say immediately. I may be able to see something if I were present. For now, I'm going to do a little research and see what I can find.
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