OUCH Graham, what you describe sounds exactly the same as I had. I was training for the FLM and overdone it a bit and ended up with a stress fracture in my hip. The symptoms you describe are exactly the same. It's now been 9 weeks and I spent 5 weeks of them on crutches. I have had a series of xrays and am back to hospital for another consultation tomorrow and then apparently a course of physiotherapy. Initally my physio thought it was muscular but when it didn't improve he referred me to the hospital who confirmed it was bone. To prove this he just tapped the sole of my foot on the injured leg and the pain which you describe shot right up into my groin it was 'orrible, that confirmed it wasn't muscular but definitely a problem with the bone and we went from there. Maybe you should try this, but in any case sound's to me you should consult a physio or a doctor. I really sympathise with you but do seek some professional advice. Good Luck.
Hi Meggles, sorry to hear about your problem. I can recommend a superb Physio in Blackheath, London SE3. His name is Chris Barber and he is the physio for Blackheath Rugby Club his Mob No. is 07887851258 and he charges just £25. He's the greatest, honest. Good Luck and hope all is well very soon.
Can highly recommend a Sports Physio in Blackheath, he's the Physio at Blackheath Rugby Club his name is Chris Barber and his mobile no is 07887 851258. Or a great Sports Physician/Consultant is Dr Daniel Baron at London Bridge Hospital, Tel: 0207 815 3670.
Thanks to everyone for your good wishes and encouragement. You know PFOVCFR that's exactly how I feel. There was an ad thing on the TV yesterday after the boatrace (which incidentally was very exciting) about the Marathon and I had to turn it over. I've been thinking that I wont be able to watch on Sunday but perhaps you're right and it will give me the incentive to carry on. Never thought I'd get so involved with this running lark it's taken over my life and I can't seem to shake off the total devastation and disappointment at not being able to take part, not just for me but for my family, friends and of course my charity, "Contact the Elderly". Mind you I still havn't totally given up I'm waiting to see the consultant on Thursday so still a slight glimmer of hope or maybe just wishful thinking. I envy all of you fit runners and wish you all the luck in the world. Take it easy, the glory is just to finish and savour the moment. You are all heros !!