Has anyone had experience of pain in the lower leg going down the left side of the leg into the foot. I have been having physio for patella tendonitis for 2 months and effectively had to stop running completely from February until July this year as it had got really bad. This injury seems to be getting better however and up until a week ago I was back to running about 20 to 25 miles a week albeit at a much slower pace than previously, and I have had to build up to that really slowly to avoid it flaring up again. A week and a half ago whilst on an easy short run I started to get this pain that I first thought was sciatica which basically made my leg feel really weak and so I didn't want to place any weight on it. I hobbled back home and have spent the last week with quite a bit of pain that dulls slightly with Nurofen but has not gone anywhere. I tried a short run tonight which was very uncomfortable and after coming home became much worse. Ice packs and painkillers later it has subsided slightly. I am so gutted having worked really hard to get back running I am sidelined again. Any advice really appreciated.... thanks.
Hi, I have had a very similar problem for almost exactly the same period of time and have also found that between the physic and doctors they have not really been able to give me a rehab programme that has worked. I found some useful resources online for treating Patella Tendinitis but in the end I have taken a full month off from all training, and very slowly introduced very slow short run's in on alternate days starting off running literally for 10 mins. I have also done a lot more stretching as I know I don't do enough, and 2 weeks in I seem to be recovering. I use orthotics in my normal shoes but not in my trainers which have support for my overpronation.
Did you get gait analysis done when you were given the orthotics and do you run in neutral trainers? I like you was a reasonably accomplished runner and in 10 plus years running have never really had any serious injury problems, so this has absolutely driven me mad. It's almost like starting again and I would say I have had 2 or 3 failed attempts at restarting regular runs which I think have been down to me pushing it too far to early, both in terms of distance and speed.
Good luck and I hope you can start training again, just take it slowly!
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