Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by GATES, Jan 3, 2009.

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  1. I start PARA Reg depot in 8 days and i think i have tendonitis or summat similar around my ankle and i cant run for more then 10mins before it starts to hurt. What should i do?
  2. run for 9 mins
  3. rest, then run for a further 9 mins
  4. Cracking answers. Just gonna go and see what happens i think.
  5. Stop running, ice it, keep it up, and see your Doctor sharpish

    Explain your dilemma and timings, see what he can do to fix it.
  6. Bucket of hot water (hot as you can bear), bucket of ice cold water... alternate putting your leg in each for 1 minute at a time. Do say 5 switches and then stop for couple of hours before doing it again.

    and then compression, elevation, ibuprofen gel/tablets.

    Go swimming to keep your fitness up.
  7. cheers mate giving this a shot like.
  8. Best. Reply. Ever.

  9. Bowmore_Assassin

    Bowmore_Assassin LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    I had tendonitis (right tendon only) last year, it still flares up. I did the usual and ignored it and ran on, gritted my teeth regardless, popping brufen. Eventually it got so bad I could not run, then I saw a doc, then I saw a physio. A lot of stretching, strengthening exercises, icing and physio fixed me but it took time. I also found, whilst on a leave period in USA, a very high pressure jet jacuzzi and whilst painful I used the jet to massage my heel and achillies - this has a major beneficial impact - whether it was right to do or not medically, I don't know but it worked for me. If I get lazy ref stretching now, back it comes.

    Shortty has got it right but I would add stretching to your list - everyday when you get up and before exercise and after. This is going to be hard to fit in at Para Depot but if you do not do it, you will be fecked in a short space of time. It will get to the stage where you cannot run or load carry so you need to be disciplined and invest time now and continuosly to nurse the injury you are carrying.

    IMHO You need to see a physio now for the next 8 days - pay for it if you have to. You definitely need specific stretching exercises for it which a good one will give you.

    I also recommend new trainers if yours are old. Get to a specialist running shop and get a gait analysis so they can give you the right trainers with the right support.

    I also strongly recommend sorbathene insoles for your boots or at minimum, sorbathane heel raises for running in boots. The physio should be able to advise on this.

    Then grit your teeth.

    Good luck.
  10. Does no one else think that putting back his joining date and getting proper treatment is the way ahead?

    CMSR/CIC followed by P Coy seems a big ask for someone going in injured.
  11. Bowmore_Assassin

    Bowmore_Assassin LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    That is the most sensible COA.

    I was told once you get it once, you always have it and it has to be 'managed.' Seems true in may case but maybe that was my fault as I carried on regardless until the pain stopped me.

    So, yes, Detonator, IMHO, I concur. Anyone else suffer from this ? Whats your view ?
  12. See own doctor get a formal opinion then contact the relevant people in training to seek advice

    don't know which way it'll go but no doubt you will get better, more intensive, medical treatment from the army rather than on civvy street

    Just keep every one informed
  13. rest (and stretch) (and hydrate) (and eat healthily)

    if you're not fit enough by now, stuff shit.

    8 extra days wont help your phiz ...although the rest will do you the world of good.