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My torn tendon seems to be feeling better: 14 months!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I tore a tendon about 14 months ago. Don't know how. Just noticed one day that simply standing hurt like crazy. Went on crutches for awhile -- then a cane. Now I only use a cane in situations where I need to walk faster or stand for a long time. (Whoever invented those stupid standup status meetings should be shot. Standing up doesn't make the long winded people make it short)

At the advice of my pilates instructor, I tried Sketcher's curved bottom shoes. They gave instant pain relief. I didn't need any break-in period at all. Now I've got plain black for work and multi-colored pairs.

For three months I've been working on correcting my posture which got skewed protecting the injured area.

THis morning I awoke and stretched and realized there was no pain. Now that I'm walking, some has returned, but this makes me optimistic that I'll run and play basketball before I turn too old to do so.
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    I feel your pain hun! Have had achilles tendonitis for what seems like forever, severely hampering my (admittedly slow) 5k progress. My doctor had 'great' advice - "running's not for you, try another form of exercise". He just doesn't get it emoticon
    Glad to hear you're feeling better now. I know from experience it can take months and months!
    Take care
    Jackie x
    3538 days ago
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