Shooting/stabbing pain in achilles tendon...what is this?
Hey everyone, this is kind of a long one, but I have some sort of weird problem here that I'm hoping someone could answer. I don't even know where to ask this, so I'll start here as many of you probably have a lot of knowledge about sports related injuries.
One day, I come home from walking around the track and I did some calf stretches off the edge of a step. You know how you put the ball of your foot on the edge and just let your heel drop to stretch the calf really well?
This time, I experience a really sharp, stabbing pain somewhere around where the achilles tendon meets the heel on my left foot. 'Oh no', I thought, "I must have strained or pulled the tendon.'
Well, after that, I started massaging around the tendon to see if I could find a sore spot....none. Didn't hurt a bit and I thought that was weird. Next, I tried flexing doing that stretch with my knee bent instead of locked and...no pain.
So, I discovered that there's no pain when I touch it and none when I keep my knee bent, but if I keep my knee locked and then either stretch the calf or raise my foot up while keeping my heel on the floor, the stabbing pain is there. I also discovered that if I feel around the calf muscle and back of the knee, there seems like a sore spot and it sends like an electicity through my foot.
It's so weird and I've never had anything like this. Do I have a trapped nerve maybe? What do I do about this?
Last edited by CFD 333; 05-19-2008 at 04:54 PM.