2/21/08

And the Diagnosis is....

Well I went to the Podiatrist yesterday and he looked at my Achilles Tendon. His diagnosis is that I had an early stage of Achilles Tendonitis and the 11 days of rest he felt has cleared it up. There was no swelling and only minor pain. He proscribed for me a pair of heal lifts (that is one way to be taller) of 1 cm in height. In addition to stretching exercises, to start running (YEAAAAAA) with one mile, two miles, three miles, four and half miles, seven miles, ten miles. I can be back in service in about a week. I did my first mile last night with a lot of success. I could feel my tendon, but I was also thinking about it. I wanted to keep running, but I stopped after the mile. This was also the second time this past year that I have been out running during a lunar eclipse, is that an omen or something?

I will be running the Ragnar Relay next weekend and then back to the Podiatrist later the following week for a followup.
Keep streatching and running.

10 comments:

Pokey said...

Glad you are on the mend! Just make sure you dont over-do! :)

Thanks for the email about the relay - if that wasnt the week before the Valley of the Sun HM, I might actually consider it.

Mendy said...

Eric, wow. I hope you heal up fast. I hate injuries and they seem to come at a the most inopportune times.

Glad to hear your mile went well! You'll be back before you know it.

AnthonyP said...

Bummer on the tendonitis. Heel fast.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh that's great news. Let's hope he is right and you are on the mend. Take it slow!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh that's great news. Let's hope he is right and you are on the mend. Take it slow!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Very cool! Glad to hear that it's getting better quickly.

J~Mom said...

Great news!

My Life & Running said...

Way to go with easing back into it! Let's hope it's healed for good!

Jeff said...

Great new, Eric. Take is slow and be safe. Pushing it can only make it worse.

Marcy said...

I'm so glad you got it checked out and the news good ;D ;D ITA with Mendy you will be back before you know it ;-)