My daughter is 15 years old and a level 9 gymnast. Early in the season she had a slight sprained ankle. She went to physical therapy and continued to compete. All of a sudden she started getting achilles pain that ran all the way up her calf. The pain was bearable with a watered down routine, so we waited until the competitive season was done nd talked to an Ortho doctor. He said she had acilles tendinosis. He put her in a boot for 3 weks and that didn't help at all so he sent her to PT. it has been 3 months now with no gymnastics and there has ben little to no change in the achilles pain. How long should this take to get better or at least show some improvement? Thanks for any advice you can give me. She is going nuts not being able to d gymnastics.View Thread
I had an arthroscopy on my knee Dec 13, 2011. After my follow-up with the doctor 3 weeks later, I asked him when I could start running again. He told me I could as soon as I could walk 2 miles without any pain. So I tried walking right away and had no pain after 2 miles, so I started a slow jogging program on the treadmill. % minutes walking, 5 jogging at 5mph, I did this off and on until I ran for 15 minutes. It felt great and no pain. The next day I walked again the day after ran the same way as the first time. I didn't have any pain then either until later. If I push on the inside of my knee, to the right of the kneecap, it is quite sore. It doesn't hurt to walk or even run. I am baffled by this pain. It feels like I hit it on something. Any idea on what is causing my pain? Thanks for any info you can provide.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.