Our expert says:
Acupuncture is thought to work via the stimulation of endorphin release which have a similar effect to opioids. Opioids cause pain relief.
Strapping optimizes your position and redistributes tension around a tendon. It can be used as often as you wish, bearing in mind that most strapping will shift to some degree during running. Some of the large pharmacies may carry them. If not an orthoptist should.(These are specialists in braces, etc and have a wide variety of accoutrements.)
I'm presuming that you have already started training again. Increase your training weekly until you are able to do your competition distance relatively pain free and comfortably, before attempting your first race.
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