About a year ago I started to experience pain in my left Achilles about 2 miles into my runs. I always immediately stopped and walked home. I took several months off and didn’t run, tried ice, tried rest, tried massage but nothing helped my Achilles pain.
Earlier this year I saw my Primary Doctor who took x-rays of the Achilles which showed nothing but he did feel a sizeable lump in the tendon and suggested PT. I did several months PT where I did regain a lot of strength and flexibility that I didn’t realize i had lost but it hasn’t “cured” my Achilles pain. I still have pain and stiffness any time I sit for a while, mornings when I get up.
The PT put me on this ALine platform and said I am very pronated on that left foot and she thinks that could be a contributing factor. So she suggested orthotics. I’ve never had gait issue or other issue before but do you think orthotiics would help my Achilles pain? I’d love to be pain free more than anything but I don’t want to go back to being heavily shod the rest of my life.
Thanks in advance for any and all opinions.