Ankle/achilles pain

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I’ve had this pain in my achilles region for a month or so, which seems to be getting worse. I play football (soccer) and the pain started to come on when I struck the ball with the end of my foot – forcing the foot to “stretch out”. It’s now getting worse (think the hard ground could be aggravating it) so that when I move my foot down, a shooting pain goes up the achilles area. Not sure what it is and the only thing that comes close in the injury index is Dislocation of Peroneal Tendons. The pain is intense but recedes after a few minutes of walking it off, until I am able to play again.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could be?

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    9 10

    Hi Michael,

    This is definitely one for the doc as its so odd. It may be that you have inadvertantly shifted a nerve to a place where it can be compressed when you run. If the pain has an electric shock quality to it or is accompanied by numbness this might be the case.

    Its also possible you have a stress fracture in your ankle which becomes painful with activity.

    I would avoid any activity which hurts (during or after), Ice frequently and see a doc to get a proper diagnosis and possibly some x-rays.

    Good Luck,


    9 10

    Hi, Michael,

    I don’t know for sure what’s wrong, but I’m a runner whose had problems with my achillies for about nine months. It started out as a sharp pain in my achillies tendon, that sounds similar to what you describe. I was stubborn and continued to train on it regardless. Now, I’m still dealing with problems and I have a lot of scar tissue that won’t go away. (I posted about it recently). I don’t know how bad your pain is, but if it hurts I would reccomend resting it until there is no pain. I would particulary avoid doing anything that involved pounding on hard surfaces. Training on my injured tendon made it much worse and has prolonged my injury by months, so you might want to take it really easy for awhile.
    Good Luck,


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