Find someone with a cold laser. I’ve used it on tendinitis and a foot sprain with great results. 1-2 treatments, a couple days rest, and no pain. It’s as close to magic as it gets.
Aw, man — I hate questions like this, Running Knows. Because you already know what I’m gonna tell you, but you’re hoping I’ll somehow come up with a magical solution that won’t interfere with your chosen lifestyle. You’re hoping that somehow you can find a way to make the symptom go away while continuing to do the very thing which is causing your symptom. You have two different goals (no pain, run a race) which really can’t fit together, but you don’t want to hear that, do ya?
The fastest way to make tendinitis go away and not come back ever is: STOP STRESSING OUT THE TENDON. In your case: STOP RUNNING ON IT, for a while. You are probably pushing yourself too hard right now, and your body is trying to tell you that. You may need to back off on your training regimen, give your foot a rest, and then start slowly training for a later race.
Or, you can be a “real” runner and “ignore” the pain and live with (but not acknowledge) the fact that you’re creating micro-trauma in your tendons which will make you more likely to suffer sprains, ruptures, and chronic pain later. I’ll often see runners/bikers who “push through” the pain during intensive training, and then end up not completing the race because the symptoms get much worse during the actual competition. The choice is obvious, I think, but the choice is also yours.
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