I've been having some achilles tendon and calf pain for awhile now. It started during a vacation where I was doing a lot of running/sprints on hills. I can't seem to shake it. I stretch quite a bit before and after, have tried ice, Icy Hot, Ibuprofin, etc. Probably the next thing to do would be some rest, but it's so hard to take time off.
A woman I work with spontaneously ruptured her achilles a few months ago, so I'm a bit freaked out by it! It's not super severe...only at the beginning of a run, but it seems to stretch itself out after about 5 minutes. My calf pain, on the other hand, does not go away. I'm thinking that new shoes will really take care of that, though.