Alles, As I'm not in a position to visit a quack for the next 2 months could anyone in the know offer a bit of advice. I have suffered from severe pain in my Achilles tendon over the past few weeks, especially after running. It started a while ago after completing a 10miler and I rested it for about 3 weeks with no impact fitness (apart from dog walking). Continued the normal stretching routine as I was finding it was still stiff in the mornings (oooeeeerrrr). Started to jog this morning, after a specific warm up session to ensure no damage was done, and after a mile the pain returned. There's no pin point swelling which would indicate a sheath rupture but it still ******* knacks. Any advice? Are my running days over and will I have to result to the gayfest which is spinning classes. It wouldn't be a huge concern but my present job requires a 6 monthly phys test and I certainly don't want to look like the biff. All sensible replies greatly appreciated.