Had just about every other injury in the past but ran a steady 20 mile mara trainer on Sunday and a bit stiff on Monday, where I was doing somemuch manoeuvering cutting a storm damage tree down wearing some uncomfortable boots. Suddenly got a bad pain centrally in my lower right shin about 2" above my ankle height and its been very painful whenever I walk - pain eases when I sit down and rest - I will go to the physio if recommended but anyone got a 'head-up' on what this may be in the meantime ? VLM not long now and already behind in my schedule - hmmm !
Get the physio appointment now. Too close to the VLM to take the chance. If nothing else they can give you a good massage and loosen everything up!
I had some excellent help with shin splints that cured them in a week from a physio and it had nothing to do with what you have mentioned flob.Minor injury assessment and treatment is often far more complex than people imagine.
I agree I am also training for london Marathon and about 1 month ago started to get a burning sensation down my left Tibia on the outside.
Tried everything ice,rest etc,etc..it wouldn't go away so I have seen a physio who is fab!
Because of the shin splint it caused a tigger point in calf,his massage is helping no end and hope to run 19 miles this weekend.
When I tried to roller it out I couldn't walk for a day,leave it to the physio if unsure..
Many thanks for your help and support ...I agree with all points made !! Physio has cost me a fortune in recent years (I'm so brittle !) and having trouble affording this so much so I was holding back for a few days and resting, as it often seems a few weeks to get an appointment with one of my few 'decent ones'. It has improved a lot with rest so I will try a short run on Saturday and see how it goes. It think that it must have been a very mild shin splint - if it still plays up I will endeavour to see the doc/physio ...not long to VLM now so best wishes to Tara tara 2 and all doing that.
If you suddenly got a pain whilst cutting a tree down then did you pull a muscle and it's not shin splints? Sounds like rest is helping and is a lot cheaper than a physio
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