I was recently diagnosed with peroneal tendonitis on my right foot. I went from consistent mid volume for a couple years to high volume SSBI in July. By mid August I was having some discomfort. Of course I was stubborn and pressed on, but by the first week of September it was very clear that something was wrong.
I’m not looking for medical advice (I finally went to a doctor and am following his instruction; PT will follow), but I was wondering if any users have encountered this issue and what steps were taken to fix the root cause. I’m kinda at a loss.
I took 7 weeks completely off the bike and it definitely helped, but the discomfort came back within my first two rides. I had a bike fit a couple years ago and haven’t changed anything in my equipment or fit between mid and high volume training.
I’m really concerned that this will become a chronic issue and/or will require even more time off the bike (I lost 40+ watts in my 7 weeks off). I tried rowing but had the same issue. Bodyweight exercises seem OK, but anything dynamic (e.g. plyometrics) causes issues. Does anybody have any thoughts on how to keep what fitness I do have? Is one-legged cycling an option?
Sorry for the rambling post. I’m a little frustrated. I’ve really enjoyed my TR experience and don’t want to lose it.