Hi everyone I am new to this forum and am in need of some advice. (Sorry about how long this is)
I first started running a few years ago when I bought my first pair of Asics GT2140 (I need a support shoe) and loved them. Never had a problem. As they wore out I then decided to buy a new pair for the up and coming marathon so I bought a pair of Saucony. Again everything seemed to be going fine, I completed the marathon no problem. A couple of months later I started getting a knee pain and seen a physio who said it was "runners knee" and was told to go back to my Asics so I then bought Asics GT2170 and the knee pain disappeared instantly, happy with that! However recently I have been getting a whole load of lower leg pain. First I got shin splints, once they eventually disappeared, I got very tight calves, now they have gone too I am now getting very tender just above my ankles say on the sides of my legs. It seems I am just getting one thing after another and am wondering now weither the GT2170 were the right way to go? I don't understand how I have been running for years injury free and all of a sudden i'm getting hit with one thing after another.
(Just on a side note, I usually run at a 6 minute mile pace, 3 miles every other day and have done so for years. Usually throw in a long distance run once a week.)
Again sorry for this very long post any advice would be appreciated!
Did you get any treatment or changed the way you run at all? It is curious how pains have come and gone all of a sudden. Are you stretching regularly - legs and hips and back?
I think I am running differently as a result of the pains I am getting and the new trainers. I feel like just going back to my GT2140's even though they are a few years old but I never had a problem with them. I am going to try resting for two weeks max, (Hate not running) doing loads of stretching and get a deep tissue massage and see if that helps.
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