At lunch time today I set off to the physio, typically the ankle seemed a lot better!

After a discussion about symptoms it was up on the treatment table. I felt like a terrible fraud as the physio prodded, poked and manipulated, none of it hurt, but he assured me he could feel thickening in my ankle and diagnosed Achilles tendonitis (no surprise there).

It was then on to a brief massage, some heat treatment, then laser therapy followed by some taping up, so with a go faster blue strip down the back of my leg I now look like a professional athlete and am the envy of Madam! I left lighter in the foot and wallet with a list of exercises to do.

Never once did he say the dreaded words ‘Don’t run the Grizzly’ (this might have something to do with the fact he sponsors the event!) he was very positive that I could get round and an appointment has been made for next week as like Humpty Dumpty I might very well need ‘putting back together again’ and I believe ‘all the kings horses and all the kings men’ are busy!



About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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4 Responses to Physio

  1. runtontorun says:

    OMG!! The achilles gods are warning me!! everywhere i turn…achilles achilles…achilles…
    But phew for you as its a better diagnosis than you thought!!
    what exercises? do tell…

    • shazruns says:

      Four stretches, one – stand on stair with ball on foot lower and hold 30 seconds, repeat three, take a rolling pin roll up and down your calf (u must have a rolling pin!) repeat 6 lean against wall put ailing leg back and hold 30 seconds repeat 3 and sit on floor wrap towel around ball of foot and pull with towel hold 30 seconds repeat 3. Do all four twice a day! Good like with your Achilles x

  2. So happy to know you got that good report. Have a wonderful run!!!

  3. winsometahn says:

    Oh that’s an encouraging report. Good luck with the exercises & I have my fingers crossed for the Grizzly.

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