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misdiagnosed achilles tear?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 18, 2006
  • 09:58 AM

3 months ago I had a slight pain inside and to the back of my ankle when running up hill. It didn't improve even though I stopped running so I saw a physio who diagnosed achilles/calf muscle tear and recommended stretches and laser treatment. All seemed to settle until I tried to run again and this time the pain was much worse when I stopped running with burning, shooting pains in the area of the original injury, extending under the foot and up the leg, making walking very painful after a few minutes. I went through the whole resting/ treatment/ stretching routine again, ran a few hundred yards, symptoms worse than ever. I have never had any pain at the back of the leg and the physio now says that means it is not an achilles injury, but he doesn't know what it is. My GP says, no walking, running, cycling at all for several months. After 3 months off most exercise with no improvement I'm not happy about this. Any suggestions about what this is? Can achilles tears present as pain in the side of the foot, not at the back?

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