Sometimes I'll do a little barefoot at the end of my run (just to keep form in check).
I've had a car pull over and a concerned young girl ask if I was OK, which was nice of her, but had to explain I hadn't recently escaped! Not running, but I did break my ACL playing football years ago... they carried me off the pitch and I had to wait till the game finished for someone to take me to A&E... cheers lads!
Thanks 2old, by coincidence my physio suggested that last night. Not that she has the machine to do it herself. She also suggested that it would cost about £150 a time and may need 3 treatments! Think I'll have to go to the GP and try to get on a waiting list as I simply cant afford that (if her estimate was accurate). In the meantime stretching and a very gradual return to some light running I think as keeping it moving seems key for me.
Thanks MsE, lots of info there. Yep the dogs are great but not the best running companions - its all about short burst for them!
Got to say I think I over did the massage on the lumpy bit - flattened it out at the time, but caused quite a bit of swelling and stiffness the next day. I'm not entirely sure if this is good or bad? I'm thinking possibly good as the body maybe dissapating the broken down scar tissue - then again possibly bad as swelling and pain tends not to be good!
My condition came on after moving to a hilly area combined with shoes that I now think were not supportive enough. The extra stress of the hills didn't affect my leg with little pronation, but did affect the leg which pronates considerably more. So more supportive shoes for me (both sports and everyday) and we'll see where we go from there.
Gotta say I'm finding this condition rather expensive!