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Leg pain advice needed

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by jafffa, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. jafffa

    jafffa Regular Member

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    I'm goin on a trek in chile at sme time in the future, i went on a training trek last weekend and we walked for 8 hours with huge packs on. i had some muscle strain but that was to be expected, however when we were going back to the bus to take us back we sprinted (no pack :)) and to my horror when i got home i've developed some sort of injury to my right leg... Not exactly sure what it is :confused: but i'll try my best to explain.

    The back of my leg , below the calf, i think its called the achillies tendon but not sure, it hurts when i try to push off from my toes, i can walk on my heel. I occational get the sensation that something rubbery is rubbing on my leg, weird eh?

    I've got badminton on wednesday so i'd like to know what i shud do... any help appreciated
     
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    You should probably go to the doctors and get yourself checked out
     
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    Go to a doctor IMMEDIATELY. I hope you haven't torn/ruptured your Achillies tendon. Don't even think about playing badminton on Wednesday (unless the doctor says it is OK to play).
     
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    jafffa Regular Member

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    Ok i'll go, i'll post again with what the docter says.
     
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    even if you did not sustain anything serious, best that you rest and do some strengthening exercises. these kind of injuries keep recurring.
     
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    yeh doctors straight away!
    iv seen someone snap there achillies when going for a jump smash. As soon as they jumped sounded like a large crack!
    wasnt enjoyable to see lol
     
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    Now you guys are scaring me.
    I have had the same injury to the Achilles tendon. Couldn't walk properly for a few weeks at it's worst. Picked it up when I switched sports to squash for a few weeks. Can't understand how though because I wasn't doing much jumping.

    Never had it checked out by a doctor because last time I went to my doctor's with a sore wrist he just said to apply deep heat and give it some rest.
     
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    regular doctors dont always cover things.

    try a physio. all deep heat does is warm the area muscles and things...so it doesnt actually fix the injury...just makes it less painful and more bearable.
     
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    What sort of strenthening exercises? And imo my legs are very strong, i'm one of the best 100m runners at my school and i jump all the time. But i really don't want to miss anymore badminton and if add a few leg exercises will help then i'm up for it. Preferably one with no equipment (i have dumbless though), then i can do inside, its quite cold outside...:p
     
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    What did the doctor say?
     
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    Docter said that i have atendonitus in my med-achillies tendon. Thankfully the tendon is intact and if i rest it then it will make a full recovery hopefully. He prescribed me two weeks of ibuprofen and an ankle support... and the rest is two weeks no badminton, dunno if i will keep to this, i haven't been for over a week because of other circumstances and now he wants me to miss two more, if it feels completey fine by sunday i might play some light doubles, but only if it's completey fine. If it starts to hurt i'll stop.
     
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    You should probably just wait the two weeks. You dont want it to hurt and then miss ANOTHER two weeks.
     
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    whatever, the doctors say, follow. in fact, showing more caution could be prudent as well. after 2 weeks, i would enter slowly, or possibly wait another couple days.

    Feel vs reality. i think the reality wins.
     

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