Thanks I would definitely do this but it's a charity place so I'm committed to raise ??1500. This being the case I have to advertise now and get my major event done and dusted. Feel awful if I have to pull out and people have put their hands in their pockets. ...
Sometimes shoe manufacturers change the style of shoe - even if its the same model. Does this shoe feel any different around the foot (needs to be at least a thumbs width from big toe to end of shoe), or sides?
It may well be worth seeing a podiatrist as if you have a high arch, over supinate or pronate then the foot biomechanics may hinder your gait.
Also have you changed your running style - more forefoot running or spinning/upping cadance in legs more when running?
For self-help have you tried foam rollering? The problem though might lie very deep within the muscles of the lower leg. Not only do you have the "calf muscles - Gastrocnemius and Soleus) but the Tibialis posterior, plus the flexor muscles. All of these attach near the ankle and start high up in the calf area.
I would suggest having regular sports massages with someone who has at least got a Level 4 qualification. If you do already it may be that they are not experienced enough or have the right level of qualification to really help.
If one muscle group is under stress this puts pressure on other muscles to take the strain and compensate so all areas need to be assessed to see if they are tight.
Hope this helps! If you live in Hertfordshire/Essex area then I am a qualified Sports and remedial massage therapist.......
Hi can someone with experience in running Marathons/sports injury please help? I am on week 8 of a 20 week plan with 3 runs and cross training. Had a minor medial foot injury which has lead to compensation in the other leg resulting in LCL. I can't run on the leg without it giving way at the moment. Yes I need to rest but is it feasible to still do the marathon as I can't run for say 3 weeks which will take me up on week 12 of 20? I am on a 2 hr (13 miles) long run at the moment and have a very good standard of fitness. I will still be able to swim, aqua jog and bike.