Coping with Injury – Part 2


Following on from my last post I have begun trying to treat the problem. I have been combining the exercises that I mentioned in my previous post as well as a using a frozen bottle as a roller on my calf muscle (thanks for the suggestion John).

In place of a foam roller I am using a 2 litre frozen bottle of water
In place of a foam roller I am using a 2 litre frozen bottle of water
I am using this on the tendon roughly twice a day
I am using this on the tendon roughly twice a day

I am pleased to say that the exercises plus the ‘rolling’ and icing the tendon does appear to be working, its early days but the tendon is less sensitive in the mornings now and pinching it results in little or no pain. I don’t think I will be running anytime soon but I hope that a few more weeks of the treatment will allow me to get out and do a short run, although I am mindful of not doing too much too soon. I will keep cycling to and from work so will be able to keep my fitness ticking over.

Reading up on the injury and make up of the Achilles tendon it appears that Collagen is a key component of the healing process so I will also start taking some supplements,they may not actually do anything but even a placebo effect can yield positive results.

Worth a go
Worth a go

Lastly, here is a picture of my new toy, hopefully I will be able to get an early morning or evening run done soon so I can give it a test and give a review.

This is the Silva Trail Runner Plus, I plan on using this in the NDW100 in August
This is the Silva Trail Runner Plus, I plan on using this in the NDW100 in August
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