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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 10:21

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 :/

Black toenails - will they fall off?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:59

WAit and see for a while. I've had them for months and even over a year - I saw a chiropodist and she cleaned them up etc. and gave me some advice. They don't always just drop off

eating during long runs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:21
Ooo Kendal mint cake might be a good idea thanks! I just need to find something. I'm ok with running 13-15 miles without needing fuel as long as I've eaten enough before etc.
had similar the other week- I was on a skiing holiday, people eat huge meals for lunch then go out & ski and I can't do that without feeling sick/bloated! And that's not even as demanding an exercise cardiovascular-wise.

eating during long runs

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:02
I find the idea of eating actual food mid-run mind boggling. I have tried the odd gel on 17 mile run but struggle with stomach pain a little! Need to find something that works for these long runs but I can't imagine actual food ever agreeing with my pesky stomach!

advice on training for a half marathon

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:31
What Also-ran said.

I did this in training for the last half marathon I ran in October but was amongst quite a planned schedule, and I tapered carefully.

I beat my half PB by 5 minutes in 1hr 35 and felt like I had a lot left by the end. I'm sure training a bit further than the distance helped but I think having quite a planned schedule as a whole was the most beneficial.

Stress fracture vs Extensor Tendonitis

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:24
Hope you get it sorted & better soon!

Iron levels for female runners

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 23:29
I've tried running through initial anaemia and its tough. I would say rest and recover. As others say it takes a while for the iron levels to get back to normal although I used to feel a lot better quite quickly, I guess depends how depleted the levels are!
I find taking liquid iron supplements more effective too. And look at your diet, mine was often caused by getting sloppy on eating habits.

Stress fracture vs Extensor Tendonitis

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 23:25
I had a stress fracture in my metatarsal once- the dr repeatedly fobbed me off on several visits.
The pain was excruciating. It wasn't at first though, which confused me and also possibly the doctor. But as time went by I was in agony walking on it. I can only describe it as feeling like someone had pretty much put my metatarsals in a food blender! It took ages to heal but by time it was diagnosed it was already healing. It was only my physio at the time sending me off to A&E for an x ray that finally got it sorted.

I recently had a touch of tendonitis in my foot and was very paranoid it was another SF at first because it started out similarly pain wise - however loosening my shoe laces seemed to ease the discomfort and a bit of ice and ibruprofen really helped - when I had my sf, nothing ever even touched the pain even prescription drugs!

Running in the cold!

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 08:08
I feel the cold terribly and training in winter is hard for me however i find I'm generally ok with lots of layers. It's my hands that I just struggle with. I've yet to find a pair of running gloves that prevents my hands going completely raw from cold- yesterday it reduced me to tears!

leg muscles ache during the night

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:06
This sounds very familiar.

I'm in my 30s too and since about September, was getting terrible 'growing pains' aches in my legs- mostly my thighs but sometimes my feet and knees. I used to get the same pain from the age of 10 in my knees! Hence the growing pains thing!
Only in the last few weeks has the pain ceased. Absolutely no idea what causes it or makes it better. Physio thinks its some kind of doms.
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