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Oh dear, another injury :(

For the last few weeks I have had what I think is Extensor Tendonitis, I’m not in agony and have still been running but it isn’t getting any better despite many stretching and rolling exercises. I have had this before and the only way to fix it is to take a break from running, depressing as that is I have to stop kidding myself and stop running for a few weeks or more. I’m not sure why but I went a for short 3k yesterday just to convince myself it was still there, yep it’s still there :( I shall be watching you all from the side-lines for a few weeks as walking and some yoga is going to be about my limit for the time being I think.

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Get that checked out by a qualified physio, unless you are a doctor and know exactly what it is. Could be many a thing and treatments for different aches are, well, different.

You're certain the shoes are fine and had your gait checked?

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Shoes and gait OK, had those checked some time ago, yes maybe a visit to a physio is needed. The strange thing is about this is the time when its least noticeable is when I'm running, it’s almost as though it loosens up, its very odd.

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You might just need a complete rest. Three weeks seems to be the one for me 🙄. So frustrating isn’t it but sometimes we just have to sit it out for a bit.

You could work on your upper body though 😁💪

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Yeah, my knee didn't really hurt when I ran, it hurt when I rested or walked. I carried on though and it suddenly ballooned, and that was a different game altogether...............

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Yes thats exactly how its been, sometimes it disappears all together after a short while running so you tend to think, oh well I'll just carry on . . .

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Oh please do look after yourself. A few weeks on the IC and a visit to a physio is better than doing permanent injury to yourself.

Working on core and upper body will be worthwhile while you rest those legs.

Hope it’s better soon.

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Sorry to hear that orangeguy. I’ve been on reduced running while doing physio for my ankle and have missed one run a week. You obviously know how to get over this so rest up on the IC and we’ll see you back soon .

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I went to the sports physio and it was £44 well spent as at least he could reassure me that running wouldn’t make it worse and the 4 exercises a day certainly seem to be working

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Me too! I start physio on Monday. Like you I have no pain whilst running but it is really painful afterwards, often wakens me during the night. Greer!

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Greer should have been "grrrr"!

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Grrrrrrr indeed :( . . . it’s the worst sort of injury where you can still run I think, none of us want to take a break and it just encourages you to continue running, which being sensible is not a good plan.

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I've been doing long walks, at as fast a pace as I can manage, to keep my legs moving. Whilst doing so I wear compression knee supports and they really help. I often wear them for a while during the day too when my knees are particularly painful. Don't like thus getting old lark!

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Hope you are pain free and back running soon . . . I've been using a Lacrosse Massage Ball on my foot for the last three days, its early days but there is a real improvement, so fingers crossed, £6 well spent from eBay :) I am thinking a couple more days then a short test run :)

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Might try that. I'm feeling a bit battered at the moment after my first physio session - think the cure is worse than the condition! Let me know how your test run goes

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Have you tried your short test run yet? My physio has banned me from running for at least 5 weeks - what on earth am I going to do with myself???

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Oh dear, sorry to hear that, 5 weeks is a bit of a while isn’t it, are you allowed to walk instead? I postponed my test run slightly, to allow a bit more healing time. I have been busy with the massage ball on my foot all week every time I was sitting at my desk and it does seem a lot better. My planned test run is going to be a steady 5k first thing tomorrow morning so I will soon know whether I have fixed it or not, fingers crossed :)

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Fingers crossed for you tomorrow, hope it goes well. Yes i can walk and he also said cycling was ok but i'm a bit doubtful about that. Can also use my cross trainer but it's so boring! Might try swimming next week or maybe i'll just stay home and sulk

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