Hey Everybody, I am in need of some answers.
I have been athletic my whole life. From the time I was in elementary I have ran 5Ks with my aunt. As I reached high school I played basketball and ran track. The day after my events I had a little pain on the inner part of my ankle. I always ignored it because I was "tough" and the pain was bearable. By my junior year of high school my pain was awful. If I ran/jogged my achilles would get so so tight and put me in pain I could not stand. I would do lots of stretching before practices and even have to stop during workouts. The pain is indescribable. I can not walk but many say I "waddle" around and can tell I am in pain. Now I am in college and I have been working out at the gym. I CAN NOT even jog on a treadmill a quarter mile and my legs are "hard as a rock" up to my knee, it just about puts me in tears because of the stiffness they get. I have never went to a doctor because people tell me I am out of shape but the more I work out the worse it seems to get and even in high school - the problem was worse at the end of the season when I should have been in my best overall shape. If anyone knows what I need to do please let me know. Would this be chronic exertion compartment syndrome? I do not get tingly feeling in my feet, only my achilles up to my knee (chins, calf, achilles) get extremely hard and stiff.