Really sorry to hear that. Did Mike suggest steroids into the pereosteum? I had to have a few of those injections in the first 18 months after my surgery. As for the cycling...buy or use an Ergo! I have never rowed so much in my like and its fantastic exercise....you can replicate track and interval sessions to some degree as well.
The surgeon doing my procedure here told me that it's a 30 minute op andn that I would be in and out in a day.....nothing to it eh? Yeah right, thats orthppaedic surgeons for you.....
My scars will actually be on the other side of my leg as its the lateral compartments being released.....I guess I need to factor in at least 2 weeks of hobbling around then. Lucky i'm in the US as there are drugs for bloody everything over here!
I'll post back after the surgery and let you know how it went. I know its hard but try to keep your chin up and vary your exercises...swim/spin/row/weights...thats been my rough 4 day cycle for the past 6 months and i'm itching to start running again.
Please excuse my memory but did you contact me about your shin splint surgery about 9 months ago - with Mike Allen? If not forgive me. Anyway, I had the medial tibial stripping 5 years ago and it worked but now I have compartment syndrome in my lateral compartments of my right leg and am scheduled for surgery next Thursday. I am living in the US now so unfortunately I cannot go back to the same surgeon that did my stripping.
I would be grateful if you could give me some feedback on recovery time and post-op pain (when compared with the stripping for example, as that in itself involves a fasciotomy to get the the bone) as I have been looking on the web and seen some horror stories. The image on Wikipedia is enough to make anyone think twice let me tell you...........
Thanks and am sorry to hear you are still having problems, I promise you, I can empathise whole-heartedly as lower leg pain has been a problem for me for far too long.
If he has private medical then I recommend Dr Ian Beasley who is teh GP to Arsenal football club. He will probably need an MRI prior to seeing him but should get an accurate diagnosis. Ian can be contacted through the Broadgate Spine Clinic and they are based on London Wall in the City.