cheers mate, all good info for me to digest, im definately determined to carry on, ill go along to the cardiff shop and see what they suggest in terms of my current aches and pains and what shoe might be ideal, as i said, im flat footed and im guessing these reeboks arent doing me any favours
I have near enough flat feet and im guessing that im over pronating quite a bit which is probably the cause of my lower leg problem, i cycle to work daily, doing around 14 miles a day, 5 days a week, im now icing my leg 3 times a day for 15 minutes whilst using some ibuprofen gel , i just hope i can get back to running, it became something of a passion to me if that doesnt sound to soppy!
I have now located a store in cardiff called become and run, seems to have had good reviews so ill try and get down there after new year and get properly fitted for a new pair of shoes
My names Stuart and im a relative beginner to running, i started about 4 months ago. For the first 2 months i was easing myself into running, just doing around 1.5 miles per evening after work and slowly building myself up each week, after about 3 months i started regularly running 3-4 miles each night and i was absolutely loving every minute of it and then suddenly out of the blue i noticed a niggling pain in what i initially thought was the lower centre of my calf muscle, now after trying to pinpoint the pain it appears to be coming from the lower inside of my calf on my left leg, its a hard one to try and explain but after i run i get home and i can barely put weight on my leg for about 20 minutes and then it starts to get better.
Im wondering if anyone has had a similar problem as its extremely frustrating as i have had to stop running for 2 weeks so far and try and rest the leg in the hope that it will work itself out.
im also wondering could it be the shoes im using, i have extremely flat arches, infact you may say i have flat feet and unfortunately i dont know of any good running shops so i picked up a pair of reebok realflex shoes and kinda hoped for the best and for 2 months seemed ideal but maybe the shoes are the cause of it all
anyway if anyone has experience in this injury or knows what it may be id really appreciatte some help and advice as i really do want to get back out on the road again
slightly update, ive been reading alot into shinsplints or stress fractures, would either of these be a possibility?