Beginner injuries/soreness

Morning everyone,

I used to be fit as a fiddle but due to injury and personal circumstances (mainly moving to university) I fell off the bandwagon. So I started this programme at the weekend, completed w1r2 yesterday and feel pretty good. However when I tried running a couple of years ago I ended up with Achilles tendinitis and had to stop completely and I feel as though I can feel it returning. Has anyone else experienced this? For the second run I wore gel heel inserts and I think it helped but my heel is still really sore this morning. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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  • Could you go to a physiotherapist before running again? Mine always gives me tips and exercises, or things to (not) do. It'd be a shame if you started running again, but had to stop again soon due to injury!

  • Hope you don't mind me following your post but I'm in the same situation. I'm under a physio for ankle tendonitus and displaced hip. Hes sorted these out and finally got back into c25k programme. Currently on w2 r3 but have started with really bad foot and heel pain ?plantar or achilles?? Going back to physio Monday but it's so frustrating. I totally get how you feel. Get to a physio as it may help you prevent long term damage. Good luck

  • As a sports therapy student the best way to aid a sore Achilles is to ice it to reduce the swelling, it's also good to see if there's anyone who can massage it too! I'd recommend seeing a sports therapist, they're perfect for getting you back in to running

  • So it seems I should probably get down to the physio, I was recommended a couple of exercises the last time but I was left unable to even put shoes with a back against my heel for about two/three weeks. I've got proper running shoes this time with good support and the gel insoles. The only other thing the doctor said last time was to perhaps take an ibuprofen before going out for a run.

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