Achilles tendon strain
I strained my Achilles tendon last Wednesday and aggravated it by riding over the weekend such that the tendon was pretty red, swollen and sore. I've not ridden since Sunday and have been applying ice to the tendon and taking ibuprofen, and the swelling and redness have reduced dramatically. There is no pain when walking, but I can feel it a little if I stretch my foot or squeeze the tendon. How do I know when it is safe to start riding again? I was thinking of having a gentle ride tonight, but I don't want to exacerbate the problem. Any advice appreciated.