Thanks for the response. I have- my physio said there are bad issues with my right leg, it 'collapses' on impact and sort of twists... i'm definitely out of line in some way and I can't remember exactly what they've said as they've said loads of different issues with it. I've got an appointment with a podiatrist in 2 weeks which will hopefully be an end to it all when I get my orthotics!
Hey guys, I'm currently recovering from medial tibial stress syndrome (since April) and suffering not just physically but mentally! I'm waiting for the go ahead to be able to start pool running but after so many failed attempts of returning to running (pain returned) after rehab I think it's going to take at least 3-4 months before I can even think about trying to run properly again. I'm 17 and I ran a 37 minute 10k this Spring before getting injured after only running for a year or so. I come on here a lot with my grievances and I'm going pretty mad at feeling so unfit, bored and frustrated- most of us have been there!
I just wondered whether anyone here has successfully recovered from shin splints? And is there any truth in the saying 'You'll come back stronger'? Any comments to help me a little bit better would be appreciated
Currently recovering from medial tibial stress syndrome. But taking the time out to learn more about the science of running and be a smarter runner on my return.
I was running about 35mpw before I got injured. I'm going to follow a training plan from my coach when I return so that side of it is covered- I'm just wondering whether anybody on here boosts their fitness using swimming or pool running? My physio said if you do pool running with weights it can get the HR very close to what it would with running- to me this sounds like it could be a way of getting my fitness back quicker safely as it doesn't involve the impact? Especially as when I'm coming back I'll have to build back up to 6 runs a week from 2-3 with lots of rest days in between.
When my physio advises I will add it into my rehab treatment but as for when I'm back training properly again- I'm just wondering if I'll get any benefits by adding in a session or two in a week as well as my 6 runs? Is it safe to do this? I've heard it's low impact so should be fine but wanted to check as don't want to damage myself! Anything I can do to build speed safely would be great.