Hi Everyones! Really hoping someone can help!
Currently running around 10K at the moment and got a 7 mile race booked for Saturday.
Went out running in the snow on Monday and managed 6.4 miles. Went out last night planning to do 6.5 miles however after 3 miles I had to stop and phone the missus to pick me up as I had the most painful shin split pain.
After resting and putting tiger balm etc on it, I thought I would go out for a nice steady run today, however only managed 1.2 miles before I had to stop and walk back - even walking my shin was very painful.
Does anyone know of a miracle cure etc or anything I can do so I can run the race on Saturday?
Will 2 days rest be enough?
Active rest - non-impact exercise - cycling/swimming is best. You're probably on the wrong forum for miracles though.... Maybe try the God channel?!?
Doesnt sound like its anything that will cure it in 2 days. Try lots of calf & foot stretching and shin stetches (sitting back on your heels)
Hi Runners Therapist,
Wishful thinking on my part! Deep down I knew 2 days wouldnt be enough - Just sods law its 2 days before the race.
Will take your advice of stretching etc
Sounds more like a stress fracture to me.
Just had a googel RicF and that does seem possible.
Would you say its worth a trip to minor injuries or just rest it and see what happens?
Thanks everyone. Popped down minor injuries and the nurse had a feel, said I have pulled the muscle. Rest, Ibuprofen and no race on Saturday.
There are certain repair mechanisms involved with any injury. Just resting the problem won't solve it. Ask a physio.
Anything can seem possible when you google it! Active rest is best - cycling and swimming will work the muscles in your calf/shin without the impact which is irritating them. LOTS of stretching. Give it a few days then try a slow run at 20% of distance you would normally run. Don't run if painful. The next day if you havent had a bad reaction, gradually increase the distances.
Don't take anti-inflammatories for longer than 72 hours, any longer and you may be impeding the healing process.
If you still have a problem after a week or two book in with a good sports physio...
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