No I didn't do hill training or change footwear, I think I just pushed a little too much too soon.
Physio this morning was REALLY good and thorough. He seems to think I need to sort out my lack of arch on my feet - i.e. they're so flat they're almost inverted With the mileage I was doing it's just causing massive issues.
Luke, what you say about strengthening the TP muscle is interesting - the physio said I needed to do a balancing technique to try and stand on one leg with weight more to the outside without losing control of my toes/foot - my balance is appalling!
Been back and forth to the dr many times now, but keep getting fobbed off - so booking an appointment privately to try see a sports dr, and seeing physio tomorrow but has anyone any experience with tibialis anterior tendonitis?
Been struggling with what the drs said was just shin splints since about July - had been doing about 50 miles a week running and it just suddenly happened - started getting shin pain - hard to tell whether it was fully weight baring or whether it was the movement of the foot but dorsiflexion and moving side to side of foot really triggered pain on the anterior part of shin and also lower shin (or top of ankle). Sometimes on the side of shin and inside ankle.
Got a lot better so (on drs advice) starting doing a bit more exercise again after weeks of nothing but swimming. Original x-ray didn't show anything. Dr said it was possible I had tibialis anterior tendonitis, but a bit confused to whether this would also cause shin pain.
Flared up again last weekend after exercising - RICE didn't seem to be helping, and last night was in a lot of pain in bed and the front bottom of the shin where the ankle and shin joins was puffy. Dr this morning said it was just shin splints again but possibly tibialis anterior tendonitis and to just keep resting.
Not sure if anyone has had similar experiences but would be interested to know, I'm going a bit crazy!
Sounds very similar to my experiences over the past month.
Mine suddenly came on - was running and developed a pain bottom front of shin. It felt like a little twinge so I wasn't overly concerned. Next evening I went for a run and it came on again, I stopped the run and THEN it was more painful. Next day I couldn't walk without pain.
At first I couldn't move my foot without the pain at the front of the shin - particularly pointing the toes up. No stress fracture showed on the x-ray but the dr in A&E seemed to think it was a stress fracture. Was on crutches and given an air splint.
Now its easier and I can walk and move my foot but I get a lot of aching moving into the foot and back of my leg etc. It's puzzling me as when I returned to the hospital the dr said it might just be bad bad tendonitis. It's been nearly 3 and a half weeks. I've been able to swim but now it seems to be stuck in the same state of a lot better but still getting a lot of aching and twinges when dorsiflexing. Will probably need another x-ray at some point maybe :/