Tuesday, March 3, 2009

unGrounded

So there I was consistently training for months on end, through the cold temps, snow and rain, feeling better than I had in who knows how long when BAM! Just as early spring arrives and I can run without gloves I felt a pain where I least expected it, my achilles. I was given some good advice and decided to just lay completely off it until I could get in to the doctor. Well, I just got back from the doc and the injury is very minor, whew.
He told me I could start running again right away and I can tell you the people I am surrounded by every day are probably more excited than I am (some think that I get a little grumpy when I'm forced to rest). So, here it is, I apologize for being a little snappy, won't happen again ; )

5 comments:

Manners said...

Hey Christian-
I have been suffering an achilles issue for months! What did they say and did they give you anything to do?
Aric

Christian said...

Hey Aric, my injury (if you want to call it that) was distal sp? or at the attachment point back by the heel. I stopped as soon as I felt pain because a) Peter made me and b) I've known enough runners that have been sidelined with achilles issues.
The doc gave me two tubes of Voltaren Gel (topical anti-inflammatory) some stretches to do and a strength building exercise.
I had no bulging or swelling so I hesitate to even call it an injury, rather an inflammation.
The only advice I could possibly offer is maybe to seek a another opinion. After I broke my femur the doc I was seeing wasn't working out, I found a new one and it was the best decision I made.

Matt said...

The Voltaren gel is great, but the Voltaren pill are wonderful. I started taking them for my knees when I run and ride, then they feel good.

Michael said...

like your postings...I sometimes write for marathon & beyond but lately i have been writing fiction...been running for a long time...in every sense of the word...www.road2ruin.org r2r archive....do you have a copy of the there is no finish line poster?

all good things to you

Michael said...

like your postings...I sometimes write for marathon & beyond but lately i have been writing fiction...been running for a long time...in every sense of the word...www.road2ruin.org r2r archive....do you have a copy of the there is no finish line poster?

all good things to you