Up to the point I had the injury I had done approx 100miles in my trainers, so not that many. I was running about 15miles a week. On the day I had the injury I had only done a short run of about 3miles.
When the pain eases and I feel all is ok I'll start to do a few miles on the treadmill as there is a bit of spring on the treadmill thus easing the impact. I then transfer back to the road for a run. I don't really feel any pain when I'm running, it's once I stop that it will begin to ache. It will sometimes ache when I'm just sitting down.
I've always been to running shops for my trainers... Runners Needs, Sweatshop... etc. I over pronate slightly so I have trainers that correct this.
I've had shin splints before where the pain is behind the shin bone and will pass with a few days rest. This is definitely different. Part of me wishes it was shin splints as I know that with a couple of days rest it will ease.
I've got a question about lower shin pain... Now I've had a look through a few of the threads on here and most of them seem to be talking about shin splints... I've had shin splints before and this isn't the same.
A few months ago I finished a run and experienced pain in my lower shin on my right leg, probably about 2/3 inches above my ankle. The pain is very localised and quite acute. If I run my fingers down my shin bone I can feel a small lump under the skin where the pain is. When it first occured the area was quite swollen, but would settle within a week. I laid off the running and stuck to the cross-trainer, rowing machine etc. The pain eventually eased and I attempted running again only for the pain to come back. I've been round this loop of resting and attempting to run again several times only to end up with the pain re-occuring.
I've seen a physio and GP with no real solution. I've also had an x-ray, which ruled out a stress fracture.