Results back from hospital already (a blessing here rather than UK at times like this).
I have unexpected news!!!! Have managed to get two separate stress fractures on the left tibia which at least explains the bloody pain but looks like we have caught them quite early so may be able to get away with 4 weeks complete rest and 1.5 weeks already over.
Have my bone scan in two parts this am. So should have answer by end of week.
To those who asked can I find out what is causing this. Have tried everything I can possibly think of i.e. blood tests, bone density scans, analysis of calcium levels, analysis of gait, orthotics, regular physio and massage. Conclusion: I and nobody else seems to have a clue what is causing this all.
I also tried the minimalist approach running in NB 150s and 205s and there instead of havign a stress fracture on my tibia (5 of those so far expecting 6th to be confirmed this week), I had a stress fracture on my metarsal which ruined our trip to Font Romeu for some training and walking as could not walk never mind run!!
What does seem clear is injury always comes when my mileage gets above 70 miles per week.
If anybody has any other suggestions/thoughts on avenues to explore, input gratefully received.
Thankfully I am not too down at all of this partly as I have been through this so (too) often before.
Quick update on my side. No running since last Monday as left leg still sore. Saw doctor yesterday and thinkgs likely stress fracture so bone scan tomorrow. Difficult to be positive but if confirmed only sthg like 3 weeks to go before I can run again and start the preparations for stress fracture number 8!
Beleated happy birthday birkmeye and well doens to Nutty and Scoobs.
Thanks for positive thoughts/sympathy from all.
What: Nothing - leg still very sore. Saw phsyio last night who is not convinced it is a stress fracture. Thinks may be early periostitis. But I am still fearing the worst. Will see doctor Friday which should allow for bone scan next week.