Was Googling for some info on a nagging post-running issue and saw this board...wonder if you're the same MD who fitted me for orthotics back in the early 90s! :o)
I have a quick question: after running, whether I rest for six weeks or three months and take it up again, the same issues crop up:
- I have an incredibly tight (left) Achilles Tendon despite stretching, ice, etc. It takes up to a week to return to normal.
Orthotics, changes to running form/posture/gait/etc., different shoes, etc., don't help. I've been experimenting for the last 10 months with various tricks to no avail.
I know you'll probably recommend that I stop running for good, which I think was your advice when I first saw you back in 89 or 90. (Ok, I should have listened!) But, do you have any medical definition of what the problem might be?