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Achilles Tendonitis

Savra2011-08-25 07:23:56 +0000 #1
I went on my very first multi-day supported tour last week and had a great time!! The downside - I apparently developed tendonitis in my Achilles Tendons. Has anyone ever had this issue here? Suggestions? How soon before you got back on the bike? I expected many things to hurt - but tendonitis through me for a loop. Of course, it wasn't like I was going to stop biking so I finished the tour.
HillSlugger2011-08-25 07:36:14 +0000 #2
Hi,

I dealt with Achilles tendinitis from mid 2009 through most of last season. It kept me from running, but I was still able to bike without much discomfort. Large doses of ibuprofen (600mg x3/day), ice water bath nightly, physical therapy was what it took to fix me up. Good luck!
Catrin2011-08-25 07:50:53 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Savra

I went on my very first multi-day supported tour last week and had a great time!! The downside - I apparently developed tendonitis in my Achilles Tendons. Has anyone ever had this issue here? Suggestions? How soon before you got back on the bike? I expected many things to hurt - but tendonitis through me for a loop. Of course, it wasn't like I was going to stop biking so I finished the tour.

Listen to your doctor on this one. Take it from someone who knows, not listening leads to much longer off the bike than it might have otherwise been. Tendonitis can take some time to heal, and generally they do advise to stop the activity that caused it until it heals. There is the potential to develop chronic tendonitis...

Good luck, and congratulations on your first supported long tour
OakLeaf2011-08-25 07:56:21 +0000 #4
Have you had a fit recently? My achilles give me trouble if I'm plantar flexing my feet while pedaling, which I do if my saddle is too high. A couple of millimeters can make all the difference in the world.
bellissima2011-08-25 07:45:52 +0000 #5
Also too much to soon can cause it.

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