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Post by Matt Z » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:31 am

Lately, I've had some uncomfortable tightness in my left akilees tendon at the point where it attaches to my heel. I can comfortably stretch and flex my calves in both standing and seated positions, and don't even notice it most of the time. However, if I bend my foot upwards toward my shin with my knee strait and lift my leg forward from the hip I feel a sharp pulling sensation. It reminds me of the way skin often feels tight around a scab, but it's definitely not a cut, since the skin on my heel is intact.

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:01 pm

My Grandfather was the last country doctor in America. He would tell you don't bend your foot upwards toward your shin with your knee strait and lift your leg forward from the hip. Why are you doing that stretch? If it hurts, stop for a while.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:03 pm

I don't do it as a stretch. I was just trying to descibe the angle.

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:57 pm

I am sorry for sounding like a smart arse. It made me smile thinking of my Grandfather. Seriously, though, why would you do that motion? I tried duplicating it and I can't figure out why you would replicate that motion. Knowing how these comments can be read, I don't mean to come across as an arse. When I duplicate it walking, I feel like I am goosestepping. In all seriousness, if it only hurts when you make that motion, it sounds like you just have a quirky pain. If it hurts continuously, intensifies, or somehow effects what you are trying to do (run, golf, lift, raquetball, etc.) then I would get concerned.

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Post by DJDaddyK » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:07 am

Sounds like it might be Plantar Fasciitis to me. I had that. Untreated it can get to be very painful. Fortunately you can treat it pretty easily, by stretching or rolling your heel on a golf ball. In my case I think it was caused by my doing Calf Raises on a flat surface, I wasn't stretching down far enough and my calf got too tight. You can also get it from bad shoes and a bunch of other things. Google "plantar fasciitis" to see if this looks right to you...
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Post by Matt Z » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:23 am

Thanks, I'll have to check that out.

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Post by Otama » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:23 am

Slight possibility of it being PF but given you only get symptoms in that odd position then unlikely unless it is only just progressed. You are tending to trap the sciatic nerve when you do that movement though and that can cause some unusual sensations.
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Post by Matt Z » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:01 pm

Hmmm ... I just noticed that the back of my left sneaker is ripped slightly. Meanwhile, the right one is like new.

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:07 am

Okay ... I stopped wearing those sneakers and it's gotten much better. Meanwhile, it doesn't bother me doing calf raises or calf stretches, so I don't think it's the actual tendon.

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