Hi all, I've been plagued by what I thought was shin splints since March time, ran a sub 3 marathon mid April and since then I've been running in pain, taken time off hoping it will clear and now...stopped altogether. I last ran over a week ago. Anyhow, I did some walking with the folks on Saturday to find bruising around my shin on Sunday. Not normal....I went and got an x-ray on the Sunday to find that I actually have an Avulsion Fracture (not a stress fracture) which is basically a bone fracture occuring when a fragment of bone tears away from the main mass of bone. In my case, the tibia. The Doctor basically said that I would need to see a sports specialist to get further advice, but it sounds like through research that it heals very well without surgical intervention and through rest, icing and ant-inflammatory drugs, the fracture can be treated.
I think I know the answer to this (rest!) but I just wanted some advice, if possible.
Leading up to a spring marathon and really ramped up my mileage. I ran in slight discomfort up to a couple of weeks before the marathon but it then become more painful, so I took a week off before and with rest, it was much better leading to a sub 3 marathon! Plenty of icing and ibuprofen, but its definitely still causing discomfort post marathon. OK if I take a day off, but hurts if I try to run successively. The pain is to
Rotting timing but the dreaded word for me - injury. I was hoping to seek some advice if possible.
I've had a shin niggle for a few weeks now. I've been taking ibuprofen and to be honest I've taken the typical runners attitude of 'it'll ride out'. Well, it's the inside of my shin on my right leg that it hurting. Did 8 miles last night and it was okay after the first few minutes. Tonight, however, was a very sorry 3 miles.
I'm thinking it's probably sensible to skip some of my schedule now and rest. Like most runners though, were afraid of losing our edge by not running! If I rested until Tuesday and then tried again do you think that would be reasonable. I really think it's probably over-use/inflammation.
Shoe dilemma. I use Brooks Defyance 7 which are now well worn, a few weeks back I noticed that they were unavailable therefore opted (probably naively) to buy some Mizuno Wave Riders. Now, I've since purchased some Brooks Defyance 8 which are due to arrive tomorrow and debating over which footwear to wear for the marathon.