I know that deep-massage feeling, not the best, had half an hour of a strong physio wailing into my leg. I did over exagerrate, i did more systematic training the second 2 years but still quite obvious to me now too much.
Well its not actaully that painful, it just feels very week and quite a dull pain at the moment, but thats because ive been resting it for about a year. Ive had orthotics, it sort of felt like it helped a bit but then i settled into them and they dont seem to do anything. (back to where it was earlier). Ive started doing swimming and using an elliptical trainer a bit.
My problem i think is that i have bow legs so it puts too much strain on the tendon running up the inside of my leg. I got told that its unlikely il be able to run because of it. If you plan on getting orthotics i think its worth getting the carbon ones because i think mine have changed their shape as i got the cheaper (£75) foam type material. Double the price for something which sounds like it works better. My dad spoke to a guy who runs for britian in the sauna and he said that he had foot problems but then used carbon inserts and that helped alot.
The other thing i did wrong was keep running on it and then did some really tough cycling as well so that while it was injured it didnt heal properly and just got worse
I just posted a new thread because i didnt find anything on tendonitis. But if got tibialis posterior tendonitis. I found that putting my leg in a cold bath (water that i left outside) seemed to help, but i also felt that doing it every day was probably bad for my health. Ive had 10 months off with no luck. Not sure what else has been useful. About to go back and talk to my physiotherapist again and see what he says. And try get some through the NHS as well because its free.
I heard somebody say acupuncture almost solved the problem after 4 sessions in 2 weeks. Thanks for the idea about deep massage therapy might start really massaging my leg
Ive had shin splints on off since i started running 4 years ago. Every summer i trained like a nutter (ran 6 miles everyday as fast as i could). Similarly the next 2 years.
After last summers training i had really bad pain at the end of the GNR. So this year i thought id build up a lot by running small amounts throughout the year.
Ive now been to see 3 physiotherapists with my PTT ive not been able to run or do any of the things i used to for almost a year now. I used to do climbing, skiing, trampolining, biking and obviosuly running. Now if i do any of these it ends up stinging the next day. So basically im really ******* fed up!
Anyway, any other suggestions after RICE, massage, heat therapy, tens machine, resting for a year, strengthening, ultrasound, trigger point therapy...
Im trying to get some acupuncture but am now feeling like ive spent too much of my parents money so i have to go through the NHS.
I feel worried that if i even go on a night out that, any form of dancing (however bad) could cause me another 2 months worth of recovery.