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Subject: need a bit of help...
Hi new here from west mids.. and wanted to ask a question as I've hit a brick wall....


Has anyone else in uk ever been pescribed an antibiotic called ciprofloxacin? Following 5 tablets I'm left with what I can only describe as insertional achilles tendinitis. I've had an mri done at hospital and the tendon/heels look conpletely normal. Its been 6 months now of no running and I tried to run just a mile and a half a couple of nights ago and its left me again in quite a bit of pain. Just can't stand up on my heels for long. Still riding my bike and swimming but I'm desperately missing running. Has anyone else had a similiar experience?

I'm only 31 years old and dread to think that my involvement in triathlon must come to an end especially as I was four months into training for uk iron man when all this happened! I've tried many things up to now, kinseo tape, accupunture, reflexology, heel raises, cross friction massage, ice massages etc nothing seems to help. Any further help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

It is affecting both heela in the same place. I'm aware of the potential side effects of rupture which is why I insisted on an mri. My trianing has took a significant reduction over the last 6 months and I'm trying to build up again without pushing too hard as it seems tendons can be weakend for up to twelve months after. My diet has been clean, hardly any alcohol if just a few glasses over the last 6 months, only just started drinking a coffee now and again and exercise has been fairly light. I do have a habit of getting carries away on the bike but I've juat limited myself to commuting for now. 15 miles a day... Rheumatologist isn't concerned as all tests have come back normal but has now referred me to a physiotherapist to check over me.. 

I'd just love to know how I cure this annoying and painful niggle I have..? Only get a lot of pain when I'm on my feet all day 

Any help /advice?

Best regards...



2014-07-01 2:30 PM
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Subject: RE: need a bit of help...
From a fellow midlander (although I now live in Oxon), Hi!

How is your situation now? Any improvement? Are you still on the antibiotics or was it just after the 5 tablets?

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