Six months ago I started getting a sore Achilles the morning after a run, it would warm up ok and I could still run. But It would begin to hurt during longer runs, but manageable . It hasn’t gotten better even after six months of calf-strengthening heel drops, icing after runs, and proper stretching. I even took three weeks completely off after an October marathon but it came back as soon as I started running again in November. The pain is not insertinal, it’s 2 inches up, and also sometimes on the outside of the lower Achilles.
Two different orthodos said it’s fine, that the tendon feels strong, it’s not swollen, and that running on it is fine. I’ve been taking time off and biking instead, but still get a little soreness even after biking. It sucks and advice is appreciated.