Two months or so ago I injured my big toe on my right foot I jammed it, or bent it, and it was swollen/bruised for a couple of weeks, after that it hurt in the metatarsal area, sometimes a shooting type of pain in the bone / joint under the big toe /ball of the foot. This injury is incidental, and not the major concern, but lingering.
THEN - at youth group a month ago I injured (same foot) the achilles tendon playing tag. It became swollen (no POP was heard, so not torn, etc. just pulled, or overused) - and hurt to point the toe downward. I iced it, put it up when I could, etc.
THEN I began a walking program on the treadmill (no incline) and now it is KILLING ME!
it's achilles tendonitis. I went online and discovered that for myself...
Do you have any advice for some self care tips that would improve it. (I'll sign a waiver not to sue you!)
What I think I need is an achilles support brace, that keeps it immobile - limiting up/down movement. I have seen them online but where can I buy one like TODAY? I'm in Frisco and I see you're in McKinney.
I am in a bit of pain,especially going up stairs, or walking, and can't take motrin or an anti-inflammatory due to my chronic inflammatory bowel disease (it brings on a flare) but I could take prednisone for a couple of days to help that area. (
Anyway, any thoughts? How about ice, rest, heat, continuing to walk, or not...?
Any advice you could give would be a great help Thanks in advance! kathy