I’ve been experiencing tenderness in my left Achilles since July 2013. I injured the Achilles while out running between returning from the Great North Walk and starting Cycling for Hope.
It doesn’t bother me when I walk or cycle. But the area between my calf and just above my heel is painful to touch. My physio suggested trying a strassburg sock last year but I didn’t have the $80 to buy one (or should I say, I didn’t want to spend my $80 on the sock).
I saw a doctor on Tuesday to make sure the pain is muscular and not vascular. The doc insisted I get a cortisone injection in the Achilles to settle it. He didn’t seem interested in discussing potential risks so I messaged my physio for a second opinion. Needless to say, I did not make an appointment for said cortisone injection.
When I spoke with my physio he joked that I could just make a sock if I had a sewing machine. Well, I do have a sewing machine, fabric, velcro and an old football sock. It took all of 15 minutes to whip this up and it worked a treat last night.
It’s comfortable and my big calf muscles ensure that the sock doesn’t fall down in my sleep.
Apparently these socks also work well for PF.