I had a nasty clash in a game 2 and a half weeks ago, when I think my foot got stuck into the ground with somebody else’s weight on it while I lost my balance.
Anyway, while I can do a traditional calf stretch without problem, I cannot plantar-flex the foot without excruciating pain. Especially when I push off my toes, point them right down or walk backwards. The seems to come from the inside of the tendon, about an inch or so above the bone. I had a scan which came back clear. Nobody I’ve seen has been able to come up with a diagnosis, rather just prescriptions to continue resting for another 2-4 weeks.
So are weight-bearing exercises to be avoided? Obviously I’ve dropped squats, but what about good mornings? I don’t find they aggravate it, but perhaps they’d be slowing down the recovery just because the injured tendon would be bearing a fair weight… Is it just a case of being consigned to the machines for lower-body work then?