i have a slight discomforting feeling on the back of my heel. kinda hurts when i have shoes on and not so much when i don't. anyone ever feel this pain before or know how to correct/treat it?
awww the aches and pains of running. I have felt similar pain before but it wasnt enough to hurt my training. I am sure you have heard this a million times but ice, some ibuprofen. Is it tender to the touch? sometimes I would hit my heal lightly on something and pain would shoot up my leg.
Where does it hurt on the heel? Does it hurt more after running, before running or when you get out of bed?
Honestly, it hurts while just walking around while wearing shoes. i ran on it and i didnt even feel it. the pain originates at the bottom of my achilles and the outer part of my foot behind my ankle on my right foot. It has not hurt when getting out of bed in the morning. i'm just worried about any long term effects of running on it. thanks
Sounds like Achilles tendonitis. The only thing that worked for me was to stay off any hills for a few weeks and put heel lifts in my shoes. You can make the lifts out of cork gasket material you can get at a hardware store. 3/8" ought to do it. Try a rubber heel cup also
Keep your Achilles loose by stretching as much as possible. An orthopedist can give you night splints that keep your Achilles flexed while you sleep . . .
If these assumptions are correct, I'd recommend looking at the "Anyone know how to fix this injury?" thread last touched on about 7/30/02. By the way are you, or anyone for that matter using the searching capabilities of this board? They can be very helpful as your injury has probably had at least 10 good seperate threads devoted to it, especially since Weldon has suffered some problems in the same general region.
Anyays, my general assumptions of you...
Right side dominant...
Non heel striker when running, which is why there is no pain while running...
Non heel striker while walking barefoot, again why there is no pain...
Heel striker when walking with shoes on, combined with being right side dominant is leading to excessive pressure in the heel region of your right foot which leads to inflamation.
Unconscious of your body while walking, shoes are notorious for this as they dull the incredible sense capabilities of the foot much like excessive alcohol does to the brain