Posted: 11/09/2014 at 16:17
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!