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    My Achilles tendon problems that I had in my youth have recently resurfaced, due to running. Back then, I could play through it and ignore it, but today it is agonizing as hell! I'm sure it's not torn or greatly injured, but is likely just strained.

    Other than ice, anyone know of any good treatments for it? I have a 10k that I'm running in a couple of weeks and this is driving me nuts.
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    I ruptured the achilles about 5 years ago - not a very pleasant experience. Top of the list was rest and stretching. Here is a website that has a lot of good info - and some products that will help. Scroll down toward the bottom for info on the achilles.

    Heel Pain Articles & Plantar Fasciitis Articles

    The stretches for plantar fasciitis will help with the achilles.

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    Here is a link to the stretches: Heel Pain Videos & Plantar Fasciitis Videos

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    This offers some hope. I've been managing plantar fasciitis for a few years now with inserts and stretching.

    Thanks!
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    Something that I found was a great help with the fasciitis was stretching my arch on a frozen bottle of water. I freeze a bottle (pour a little out to allow for espansion), put it on the floor, and roll it back and forth with my foot. I vary the pressure based on how much it hurts.

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    Ban,
    Cancel the 10 k -IF you rupture that Achilles you are doomed for months of sitting on your ass . My body is shot to hell at age 54 -put your pride away and ride your bike !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Ban,
    Cancel the 10 k -IF you rupture that Achilles you are doomed for months of sitting on your ass . My body is shot to hell at age 54 -put your pride away and ride your bike !!
    Thanks for the advice (I trust you), but I've cut back on my running and am basically going to just run the event and take a month or so of rest on it, doing other forms of cardio instead of running.

    Running has really done nothing but *bleep*up my ankles and knees since I started doing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    Thanks for the advice (I trust you), but I've cut back on my running and am basically going to just run the event and take a month or so of rest on it, doing other forms of cardio instead of running.

    Running has really done nothing but *bleep*up my ankles and knees since I started doing it!
    Dam-3 words I never thought i'd see .
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Dam-3 words I never thought i'd see .
    Which three words?
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