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Ran my first 5k Nov. 3, 2012 in 34:14 Looking to improve my 5k time and run some longer races!

Allison Locicero hey! remember me? i h...

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Hey! Remember me? I haven't run in WEEKS because my left achilles is acting up. And it's NOT GETTING BETTER. Hurts worst in the morning. The pain kinda goes away as it warms up a bit but I am terrified of running because I don't want to make something worse. I'm looking at achilles braces online and will probably break down and get one today. Pricey! Anyway, hopefully a brace will give it the support it needs to recover and I will be back out there soon! Advice/experiences welcome! :)

  • Randy A.
    Randy A.

    yikes! have you gone to the doctor? Once you recover, there are some exercised you can do to strengthen your calves and achilles, which also reduce the chances of plantar fasciitis. If you are not exercising and it has not been getting better, I would go to the doc. They might prescribe some nsaids to help it heal faster.

    about 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Allison L.
    Allison L.

    I know I should see a doc but they are so expensive! :) I just ordered a CEP achilles brace that got great reviews and is able to be worn with shoes. I'm going to give that a try and see if it improves. If not, off to the doc I will go. I just don't want to drop hundreds of $$$ at the doc for him/her to tell me to wear a brace for a while. :-P

    about 5 years ago Like

  • Randy A.
    Randy A.

    Have you tried taking allieve also? I would not do it on the days you try running, but kn the days you take off. 2 alleve twice a day is basically the same thing as the prescription strengh I got when I messed up my calf. Are you taking enough time off before you try running again? My problem in the past has been going back to running too soon and then basically ruining the healing progress I had made. Hooe it gets better soon!

    about 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Allison L.
    Allison L.

    Thanks, Randy! Haven't tried Alleve yet but thanks for the tip! I haven't tried running yet and won't until the pain is gone. Then I'm going to start back sloooooowly. Achilles stuff freaks me out so I'm probably being over-cautious but that's better than permanent damage!

    about 5 years ago Like