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Post-Tib Tendonitis and cycling(3 posts)

Post-Tib Tendonitis and cyclingKristin
May 13, 2003 7:23 AM
God, I'm becoming increpid!! Now I seem to have developed Post-Tib Tendonitis. I had severe arch pain after a 5 mile hike last week which got better after rest and ice. Now it seems to come and go and gets worse if I try to do much distance. I'd rather try to resolve this on my own without seeing a doctor who would likely perscribe too many pills and sell me some expensive contraption.

As much as I hate this, I'm gonna to cut back on my hiking miles, and stay off my feet as much as possible. I generally complete 12-18 hiking miles/week this time of year, so cutting back means more time to ride. But do I need to cut back on cycling too? I don't have any arch pain at all when I ride; but I wonder if one doesn't impact the other. I want to do as much as I can without hindering the healing process. (I'm sure doctors roll their eyes everytime they hear this.)
Science proves that walking is unnatural !MR_GRUMPY
May 13, 2003 8:43 AM
It has just been found, that early man (or woman) invented the bicycle before they discovered fire. During this period, there weren't any wars or violence. In fact, the only modern custom they had, was something called flipping someone off.
It wasn't until man (probably) discovered walking, that troubles started.
re: Post-Tib Tendonitis and cyclingpeloton
May 13, 2003 9:17 AM
As I'm sure you know really well, be careful with tendinitis. If it hurts, don't do it until the inflammation goes away. If cycling doesn't hurt, you are probably fine. If it does cause any discomfort, I would lay off that too. Ask your doctor or a PT just to be sure though. I wouldn't ask most GP's though, as they will definitely tell you to stop doing anything. Ask a sports med doc, or the like for a real answer. In my experience with ATC's, docs, and physiologists though, the rule is generally if it hurts- stop. Otherwise, do what you can comfortably.

I don't know if there is really a good answer here for you. Listen to your body and you'll be okay.