Cor - this super tricky as you've got lots of preconceived ideas....the calf pain eventually lead to the shin pain....in two weeks all the pain will be back...totally neutral...it rolls inwards (NOT....would an orthotic help...
So the tricky bit is what you want to hear versus what may be the real cause and not what you want to hear!
On the plus side pretty much all non traumatic injuries are biochemically driven, orthotics don't really help midfoot strikers, the calf and shin pain are linked but one doesn't necessarily cause the other - they are just symptoms and you really need to find the cause..which will be biomechanical
MM2...haven't had the injury but seen a good few and the consequences of such.
Cutting to the chase - you've got bags of different symptoms, which don't just happen randomly. Your symptoms occur because the tissue or structure at fault is being overused and misused, and it does this because another part of your system/body is being underused.
We are inherently lazy in the way we move and only concerned in getting from A to B (rather than how we get from A to B). So, if you have a bit of body which moves too much, this is now the path of least resistance in getting from A to B. It may well "feel" stiff but this protective muscle stiffness trying to protect the joint that moves too much.
The more this bit moves, without control - the more it hurts. And the more this bit moves the less another bit of your body has to move - think of it like a see-saw.....this is the cause of your symptoms.
Very few OS really understand the cause of FAI - they just deal with the symptoms, but until you change the cause the symptoms will reoccur.
Just a tiny word of caution about eccentric loading - it's not always the golden bullet just as paracetamol doesn't always get rid of any headache.
The golden rule is about acceptance of load transferance through any tendon. Loading may have to start isometrically, go via eccentric and finish with concentric stuff. It may need super high load done often or little. It may need great hip/pelvis control, it'll probably need better foot control than expected.
There are lots of variables around eccentric loading....jus' saying!
Thee guy calling himself 6 physio, posting with their logo in the corner. Nice bit of free advertising there. Butt which physio is he in that organisation? Can't be that busy if he spends the day giving out treatments and advice and then wants to come on here giving it out for free. Is he just after free publicity? Is he the cleaner? Is he connected to 6 physio at all. I know the people on here whose advice I would follow but it bothers me that some people will think they are getting good advice from possible charlatans.
I thought my ears were burning....sorry I'm a little late for the party.
I'm not sure why Phil is so miffed - I guess it was because he/she misread something I paraphrased about acupuncture and took it far too personally. I'm not sure I am entirely happy about the suggestion that I'm a charlatan....which I'm not
You see she wonders why on earth I'd do this for free and how do I have the time if I'm in clinic all day. Well Phil 90% of my posts are after work hours, apart for the 3 or 4 webinars that RW asked me to do as an expert - which are during work. I give free, good advice as I believe it's better than paying for poor advice and why shouldn't I? I also mentioned this in the previous thread....
We also run free physio courses every month, because I don't believe that poor physio is on, ever, and money should never be a barrier to learning.
On the other thread I also asked what credentials would make you feel warm and fuzzy...you chose not to answer so I pointed you to the RW search box, which hopefully shows that these accounts are linked. The RW expert and Six Physio
I'm Matt, I'm Six Physio. Who the hell are you Philomena Cunk?