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Tendonitis

#1
I'm hoping to join the army after uni and trying to improve my fitness at the mo. However i keep suffering from recurrent tendonitis in my foot, any advice on how to prevent this problem happening again eg. exercises, strapping, foot wear etc.
 
#3
see a podiatrist or a good sports physio - if its recurrent its likely your biomechanics are a bit off.

stretches and rolling your foot over a frozen can of coke can help too.
 
#4
gun-bunny said:
I'm hoping to join the army after uni and trying to improve my fitness at the mo. However i keep suffering from recurrent tendonitis in my foot, any advice on how to prevent this problem happening again eg. exercises, strapping, foot wear etc.
Tendonitis in your foot, I presume this is Plantar Fasciitis?

If so ice your foot by rolling it over a iced coke can a few times a day for 20 mins, you could even drink the coke after, could be very motivating to keep icing your foot :p
 
#6
cheers, does it have to be a coke can or will Irn bru do ;). also the pain is running down the top of my foot so will the can trick still work for this?
 
#7
Oh, oh......it needs checking out if it might be getting heavy use. If it is the Achilles tendon, it is going to need sorting out.

Been there, done that.
 
#8
it's not my achilles. seen my GP, he just said wear tubigrip take diclofenac and don't wear boots, not very helpful and the diclofenac is not working.
 
#9
ninekphysio said:
see a podiatrist or a good sports physio - if its recurrent its likely your biomechanics are a bit off.

stretches and rolling your foot over a frozen can of coke can help too.
Go and see a decent podiatrist. Expensive (unless you have private cover) but worth it in the long run. GPs generally know b*gger all about this sort of stuff.
 
#10
Ive had problems with my feet in the past, still get the odd problems with my shins, but thats how the cookie crumbles. A lot of its down to the fact I have very flat feet. Like the others said, see a podiatrist, they can measure up various things and diagnose you properly. As for me I wear orthotics which helps out a lot.
 
#13
Also, don't go to the NHS podiatrists or the cheap ones, it's worth going to the serious specialist. I've been to several over the years for my feet, and in experience, you pay for what you get.
 
#16
5.56mm said:
gun-bunny said:
I'm hoping to join the army after uni and trying to improve my fitness at the mo. However i keep suffering from recurrent tendonitis in my foot, any advice on how to prevent this problem happening again eg. exercises, strapping, foot wear etc.
Tendonitis in your foot, I presume this is Plantar Fasciitis?

If so ice your foot by rolling it over a iced coke can a few times a day for 20 mins, you could even drink the coke after, could be very motivating to keep icing your foot :p
Also called "policeman's heel"

I had that. Physio game me all kind of treatment, ultrasound, interdifferential or whatever its called. Ice, heat, ice. But said, bad luck, it lasts nine months, then you'll feel fine.

She was right.

Bad nine months though.

Right now I have tendonitius/sore tendon or ligament in my friggen bicep. no not from w@nking. Have no idea what to do with it. Makes it nasty even extending my arm. Stupid heaves training!
 
#17
Handsome said:
5.56mm said:
gun-bunny said:
I'm hoping to join the army after uni and trying to improve my fitness at the mo. However i keep suffering from recurrent tendonitis in my foot, any advice on how to prevent this problem happening again eg. exercises, strapping, foot wear etc.
Tendonitis in your foot, I presume this is Plantar Fasciitis?

If so ice your foot by rolling it over a iced coke can a few times a day for 20 mins, you could even drink the coke after, could be very motivating to keep icing your foot :p
Also called "policeman's heel"

I had that. Physio game me all kind of treatment, ultrasound, interdifferential or whatever its called. Ice, heat, ice. But said, bad luck, it lasts nine months, then you'll feel fine.

She was right.

Bad nine months though.

Right now I have tendonitius/sore tendon or ligament in my friggen bicep. no not from w@nking. Have no idea what to do with it. Makes it nasty even extending my arm. Stupid heaves training!
You got it from heaves??? How many were you doing?
 
#18
5.56mm said:
Handsome said:
5.56mm said:
gun-bunny said:
I'm hoping to join the army after uni and trying to improve my fitness at the mo. However i keep suffering from recurrent tendonitis in my foot, any advice on how to prevent this problem happening again eg. exercises, strapping, foot wear etc.
Tendonitis in your foot, I presume this is Plantar Fasciitis?

If so ice your foot by rolling it over a iced coke can a few times a day for 20 mins, you could even drink the coke after, could be very motivating to keep icing your foot
Also called "policeman's heel"

I had that. Physio game me all kind of treatment, ultrasound, interdifferential or whatever its called. Ice, heat, ice. But said, bad luck, it lasts nine months, then you'll feel fine.

She was right.

Bad nine months though.

Right now I have tendonitius/sore tendon or ligament in my friggen bicep. no not from w@nking. Have no idea what to do with it. Makes it nasty even extending my arm. Stupid heaves training!
You got it from heaves??? How many were you doing?
yeah I like to call the condition 'chuck norris arm' :)

I was doing too much arm stuff (pressups/free weights), but it was hauling my large frame up to the bar that put it under too much pressure.

Put a hot wrap on it - one of these chemical things that lasts eight hours and did nothing with it. It feels way better today. Only hurts when I extend it and thats only because it healed short I think. Still I'll lay off it for a couple more days. If there was a smiley for 'berk' I would use it here.
 
#19
Handsome said:
5.56mm said:
Handsome said:
5.56mm said:
gun-bunny said:
I'm hoping to join the army after uni and trying to improve my fitness at the mo. However i keep suffering from recurrent tendonitis in my foot, any advice on how to prevent this problem happening again eg. exercises, strapping, foot wear etc.
Tendonitis in your foot, I presume this is Plantar Fasciitis?

If so ice your foot by rolling it over a iced coke can a few times a day for 20 mins, you could even drink the coke after, could be very motivating to keep icing your foot
Also called "policeman's heel"

I had that. Physio game me all kind of treatment, ultrasound, interdifferential or whatever its called. Ice, heat, ice. But said, bad luck, it lasts nine months, then you'll feel fine.

She was right.

Bad nine months though.

Right now I have tendonitius/sore tendon or ligament in my friggen bicep. no not from w@nking. Have no idea what to do with it. Makes it nasty even extending my arm. Stupid heaves training!
You got it from heaves??? How many were you doing?
yeah I like to call the condition 'chuck norris arm' :)

I was doing too much arm stuff (pressups/free weights), but it was hauling my large frame up to the bar that put it under too much pressure.

Put a hot wrap on it - one of these chemical things that lasts eight hours and did nothing with it. It feels way better today. Only hurts when I extend it and thats only because it healed short I think. Still I'll lay off it for a couple more days. If there was a smiley for 'berk' I would use it here.
Good, I screwed my tendon up in both my knees, took ages to heal. A year and a half on it still isn't a 100% but loads better. Back to hitting the high mileage, but picked up a twinge in my shin a while back so am resting at the mo.
 

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