I’ve been jogging for 5 weeks already and it’s week end tomorrow, it means it’s time to jog and exercise again. But unfortunately, last Sunday when I’ve noticed that every step was a little different and I was feeling achy. Right after the cooling down, stretches and breakfast, I’ve immediately checked my ankle and discovered that it was a little swollen.
Since, I am really cautious and wouldn’t want to screw things up; I visited the doctor the next day and was diagnosed with tendonitis. Well, it isn’t serious but I have to stop jogging for now and do walking instead. Besides, jogging and walking requires and burns the same amount of calories. Perhaps, what I’d miss is the feeling of gasping for air when I run.
So for the next few weeks the following are the things that I’d do before and after jogging. I’d apply hot and cold compress will check out for running shoes and will buy ankle support too.
Anyway, I’m also posting a little information regarding Tendonitis lifted from this website. Hope this helps!
What is tendonitis?
Sometimes the tendons become inflamed for a variety of reasons, and the action of pulling the muscle becomes irritating. If the normal smooth gliding motion of your tendon is impaired, the tendon will become inflamed and movement will become painful. This is called tendonitis, and literally means inflammation of the tendon.
What causes tendonitis?
The most common cause of tendonitis is overuse. Commonly, individuals begin an exercise program, or increase their level of exercise, and begin to experience symptoms of tendonitis. The tendon is unaccustomed to the new level of demand, and this overuse will cause an inflammation and tendonitis.
Another common cause of symptoms of tendonitis is due to age-related changes of the tendon. As people age, the tendons loose their elasticity and ability to glide as smoothly as they used to. With increasing age, individuals are more prone to developing symptoms of tendonitis. The cause of these age-related changes is not entirely understood, but may be due to changes in the blood vessels that supply nutrition to the tendons.
Sometimes, there is an anatomical cause for tendonitis. If the tendon does not have a smooth path to glide along, it will be more likely to become irritated and inflamed. In these unusual situations, surgical treatment may be necessary to realign the tendon.