Tendonitis on the top of the foot, basketball player with broken ankle

by Dylon
(ottawa, ontario)

I broke my ankle one month and a half ago.

I am an elite basektball player and really need to start my intense training again so I can get ready for my season.

My ankle doesn't really hurt anymore, but I just can't play because the top of my foot, the tendon running from my big toe to around the ankle joint (front), is just killing me.

A basketball trainer said it was tendonitis on the top of the foot.

I really want to play again.

On this site you talk about a bunch of different tendonitises but you don't talk about this one and it's treatemnt.

I really want the treatment and the treatments you have for the other one's seem doable and you say they will relieve the pain. I don't wanna just sit on the couch and ice, waiting for it to go away.

Please Help! Dylon


Joshua Answers:

Hey Dylon.

So, the trainer called it Tendonitis. Did s/he say why? What specifically about it made it Tendonitis?

Were you just sent on your way, or did they recommend anything to make it better?

1. To ensure good bone healing, I would supplement with Magnesium and a little bit of Calcium. We genereally get enough calcium in our diet, but if we don't get enough magnesium, we can utilize it properly.

2. In short, ultimately, the treatment is Ice Dip with a 5 gallon bucket as directed on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

And ice massage and self massage anything that hurts. You will be able to find hot spots on the tendons and surrounding area, and trace that up the leg to the muscles connected to said tendons.

Consider it a hunt and destroy sport. Don't hurt yourself, but explore, find, pester, rub, hold constant pressure, etc.

Do this throughout the day, for a couple minutes a time. You want the cumulative effect of repeated work.

I appreciate your motivation. It will take some time and effort, but I can almost guarantee that rest won't cure you, especially if you are in a hurry to get back to work, and the levels that you will be demanding of your body.

This was a general explanation of what to do.

Start at it, and then, as always....

More questions, more answers.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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