Achilles Tendonitis

Went to see Dr. Ellspermann today, and the good news is I have achilles tendonitis.  Not hard to fix.  He worked on me this morning and it was as painful as I’d figured it would be but the improvement is immediate.  I’m sore right now, but I went for an hour run right afterwards with no discernable issue.  I’m sporting some pretty pink physio tape.

I almost didn’t go today.  My foot was soooo much better on Sunday and Monday that I wondered if perhaps all I needed to do was some intensive massage therapy.  I’m glad I went, though.  I don’t know how he does what he does, but man, it works for me.  It felt like my foot was on fire…if I’d had to draw a picture, it would look like a grid with electrical sparks shooting down from my ankle and all over the foot.  Acupuncture has this theory of trapped chi, and I believe I had a lot of trapped chi in those knotty muscles. 

So I’ll do some icing today.  And I’ll see if I can’t do a short massage session on Friday.  I’m scheduled to go back for Airrosti next Monday and then Thursday, if needed.  I leave on that Friday for San Fransisco.

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Published by Leah Nyfeler

I'm a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I've come to learn it. In addition to my blog "Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life" at, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

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  1. Cure of tendon injuries is essentially practical. Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications coupled with Physical Therapy, rest, orthotics or braces, and moderate return to workout is a common therapy.
    An acronym used to list the remedial treatments in fixing tendinitis is “RICE”: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate.
    Resting assists in the prevention of further injury to the tendon.
    Ice is effective at soothing pain, restricting too much swelling, and stimulating blood circulation after the fact.
    Compression and elevation both perform similarly to ice in their ability to restrict excessive, unnecessary inflammation.
    Initial recovery is commonly within 2 to 3 days and full recuperation is within 4 to 6 week. Visit my site to learn more about tendonitis treatment

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