Thanks for the comments everyone; they've been very useful.
I think I might make an appointment with my GP this week and see what he says. I'm sure there was an an initial problem back in February last year when I first did this but it's as though its developed into something different but there is absolutely no evidence of injury in any of the tests I've had.
Hi everyone, I was wondering whether anyone has experience of anxiety and chronic pain. I have been 'injured' for over a year now, initially thinking it was PF and then tendinitis. After as much medial intervention and exploration as you can imagine, nothing has been found. The pain has now moved into my entire leg and lower back. I have done a little research and there seems to be quite a bit of research to say that there is a link between anxiety and chronic pain. I have suffered with anxiety on and off over the years, but have always thought I'd managed to contain it but now I'm beginning to wonder whether it is manifesting itself in a different way as I have chosen to ignore the other symptoms. Obviously, not being able to run and not knowing why is adding to this anxiety. I'm noticing that in times of stress, the pain is worse. In fact as I'm sitting here worrying about it, my legs are starting to hurt, even though I've not used them today. After a night's sleep or if I have had a a drink, the pain goes. I don't know if I'm clutching at straws but it is bizarre that there has been no injury detected but I am still in such pain. Any thoughts on this would be really appreciated.
I have had major overload issues with may calfs for a year now. Ian following the following programme and within a matter of weeks I am on the mend:
1.Rolling each shin for 30 secs - painful for the 1st two sets and then legs like new
2. Stretching my quads - knelt on floor - one leg at a right angle with keen over toes the other bent behind touching my bum (or as near as poss) 12x 2 secs hold
3. Hip flexor exercises (no idea what they are called). - basically on my back lifting each leg up and slightly to the side and moving slowly for a small range x 12
4. 3 Side bridges each side - 2 secs inhaling in, 5 out
5. 12 glute bridges on each leg.
I am aiming for 4 or 5 sets of the above. I know this is a lot so I am aiming for 2 one day and then for 4 or 5 the next. I can't stress enough how much this is helping me! You will notice that I am not doing any exercises or stretches directly for my calfs. My physio's theory is that my calfs are very strong and just need to be left to calm down for a bit. It's all the other areas that they have been compensating for that I need to activate and strengthen.
I'm now running up to 5 miles at a reasonable 8 min mile pace.
I know everybody's bodies are different and I would always advise seeing a professional but this certainly worked for me. I finally realised that resting was not enough as even when walking, My body was into very bad habits!