Achilles Pain/Swelling



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chuck

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Earlier in the year I was getting pain in my left achilles/heel area.
Saturday, I developed pain after 60 miles. Later, I noticed swelling.
This was in the right achilles, the left is fine now.
Sunday I went for a 50 mile ride on my hybrid but had no pain except
from that suffered the day before. MY recumbent seat seems close enough
to the pedals, as I have a slight bend to the knees at the bottom of my
pedal stroke.

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Peter Clinch

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chuck wrote:
> Earlier in the year I was getting pain in my left achilles/heel area.
> Saturday, I developed pain after 60 miles. Later, I noticed swelling.
> This was in the right achilles, the left is fine now.
> Sunday I went for a 50 mile ride on my hybrid but had no pain except
> from that suffered the day before. MY recumbent seat seems close enough
> to the pedals, as I have a slight bend to the knees at the bottom of my
> pedal stroke.


Since your feet are hanging with the Achilles down, there may well be
more pressure on them than when riding an upright. Maybe try different
shoes?

Pete.
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chuck

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On 2007-04-23, Peter Clinch <[email protected]> wrote:
> chuck wrote:
>> Earlier in the year I was getting pain in my left achilles/heel area.
>> Saturday, I developed pain after 60 miles. Later, I noticed swelling.
>> This was in the right achilles, the left is fine now.
>> Sunday I went for a 50 mile ride on my hybrid but had no pain except
>> from that suffered the day before. MY recumbent seat seems close enough
>> to the pedals, as I have a slight bend to the knees at the bottom of my
>> pedal stroke.

>
> Since your feet are hanging with the Achilles down, there may well be
> more pressure on them than when riding an upright. Maybe try different
> shoes?


The first time I had problems were with shoes, Saturday was in sandals.
I may try without clicking in. Maybe it's a SPD issue. When I had the
problem before, I alternated rides between the recumbent and the hybrid
and it's not and issue with the left foot now. I just hate to try to
ride through pain because doing that cost me dearly back when I used to
run alot.

>
 
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enrique

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On Apr 23, 8:10 am, chuck <[email protected]> wrote:
> Earlier in the year I was getting pain in my left achilles/heel area.
> Saturday, I developed pain after 60 miles. Later, I noticed swelling.
> This was in the right achilles, the left is fine now.
> Sunday I went for a 50 mile ride on my hybrid but had no pain except
> from that suffered the day before. MY recumbent seat seems close enough
> to the pedals, as I have a slight bend to the knees at the bottom of my
> pedal stroke.
>
> Thanks for any advice.


Pain and swelling in the achilles tendon should not be ignored. Talk
to your physician. This may be also a sign to get some rest :)
 
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chuck

Guest
On 2007-04-25, enrique <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Apr 23, 8:10 am, chuck <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Earlier in the year I was getting pain in my left achilles/heel area.
>> Saturday, I developed pain after 60 miles. Later, I noticed swelling.
>> This was in the right achilles, the left is fine now.
>> Sunday I went for a 50 mile ride on my hybrid but had no pain except
>> from that suffered the day before. MY recumbent seat seems close enough
>> to the pedals, as I have a slight bend to the knees at the bottom of my
>> pedal stroke.
>>
>> Thanks for any advice.

>
> Pain and swelling in the achilles tendon should not be ignored. Talk
> to your physician. This may be also a sign to get some rest :)
>

It was a 300 mile week, so rest may help some. As much as I hate to, I
think I'll ride my hybrid and road bikes for a couple weeks and see what
happens.
 
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chuck

Guest
On 2007-04-25, chuck <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 2007-04-25, enrique <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On Apr 23, 8:10 am, chuck <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> Earlier in the year I was getting pain in my left achilles/heel area.
>>> Saturday, I developed pain after 60 miles. Later, I noticed swelling.
>>> This was in the right achilles, the left is fine now.
>>> Sunday I went for a 50 mile ride on my hybrid but had no pain except
>>> from that suffered the day before. MY recumbent seat seems close enough
>>> to the pedals, as I have a slight bend to the knees at the bottom of my
>>> pedal stroke.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any advice.

>>
>> Pain and swelling in the achilles tendon should not be ignored. Talk
>> to your physician. This may be also a sign to get some rest :)
>>

> It was a 300 mile week, so rest may help some. As much as I hate to, I
> think I'll ride my hybrid and road bikes for a couple weeks and see what
> happens.


Well, I really took it easy on the achilles. I broke a crankarm 15 miles
from home, so I got to coast on the bad leg today.