Megzie1234 - you've described my symptoms almost exactly. I've had them since late October, although the main site of discomfort changes. I also have the ache further up the leg, but to a lesser degree. I've just made a doctors' appointment to see if I can get some sort of scan. I thought initially that it was a calf tear, then PF, then achilles tendonitis, then a stress fracture in the shin. Then I looked up PTT and it seems to fit with an ache in all of those areas.
The MRI should give valuable info. Please come back and update with your results and progress.
Hi Andy - did you get a place for this? I have one that I will use if I have to...but I haven't been doing the training for it. If you want to look into a transfer, let me know! (same goes for anyone else reading this who might like the place)
Having really enjoyed the Sleaford 10k in the summer, I was looking forward to racing this. However, I've been injured since late October. Been doing some runs recently, but not long enough or often enough to do it 'well'. I want the t-shirt, though!! I'm hoping that some of my former fitness carries me round, unless someone who hasn't entered yet spots this and fancies making some sort of offer before the closing date
Would you advise multi-terrain or road shoes, Matthew Lennard?
Sorry to hear of your groin/hip/ back/ back trouble. Is there any chance of you pushing the GP for an MRI (with dye injection, perhaps) on your affected side? I had hip trouble for over 2 years and it also gave me back/ glute pain. My condition was diagnosed as femoroacetabular impingement with a tear in the labrum. Your injury may not be anything like this, but your description of the 90 degree/ twist thing sounds like one of the tests they did on me. My problem was misdiagnosed by a number of different medical experts, but they did take me seriously and put me on the waiting list for an MRI very quickly.
I hope you find out what's wrong soon and get some help to return to pain-free exercise.
Hi everyone and welcome, miami mike. Been reading about people's experiences with the cortisone. I had one about 13 months after my first op and, to be honest, it didn't make much difference. I think the hip just took longer than expected to settle down, which was probably (partly) down to the fact that my other hip wasn't right. Once that one was corrected, everything gradually settled...after about 9 months! I had my first op in Dec 2011, 2nd in Sept 2012 and was running short distances without pain from April 2013.
parklife - you asked for an update . I didn't want to repeatedly come on here with lots of positive me me me posts when, sadly, many of you are still getting pain/ discomfort and unable to run. But things have been going very well. I got a 10 mile PB (sub 63) in October and won a half marathon in mid-November - accomplishing many things I never would have expected to happen again post-op. I hope that gives people some hope, even if your aim is to return to a parkrun or similar.
When I started building up my distance, I did my exercises religiously - bridges, squats, clams etc.. I haven't been so good recently and I know I have to do better. When I try to do too much, my body tells me about it - I get aches and stiffness in my glutes, hip flexors, quads, shins, calves, achilles...actually, everywhere! It may be weakness from my 3 years of not running. I need to stay sensible and get regular (fortnightly) sports massage to let me carry on running. I don't do any x-training - nothing gets me motivated like running does.
I will keep reading and wishing the best for all of you. People say it takes a long time to recover and it really, really does. People also say that everyone's experiences of FAI/recovery are different, and that is also true.