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    Help..running.

    So I started back running about 3 weeks ago..have been doing about 15-20 miles per week pretty consistently, didn't feel like I was pushing myself too hard.

    Anyways, for the last week and a half to 2 weeks, I have had HORRIBLE pain on my inner calf. I thought at first it was shin splints, I got new shoes, got orthotics and took a few days off.

    I tried to run again today, got 1/4 mile and OMG, the pain. It's on the inside of my leg...radiates from my ankle to my knee...doesn't feel like a "deep" pain, I can massage it and it hurts, but feels good at the same time. I am running out of $$ to keep trying things...any other suggestions?

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    Re: Help..running.

    So I stopped as soon as the pain started last night..and I was pissed...but it doesn't hurt this morning at all. Unless I squeeze my leg.

    All I want to do is run...


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    Re: Help..running.

    I'm not a big fan of the advice by internet, because to solve your problem a PT would need to assess you. However, as a bit of general advice, look up intu-flow on utube. It's free to watch the basic videos. Try it for 2-3 weeks. As a guess, focus on the movements around your ankle and knees, but make sure you do the movements for the neck, hip and back and your arms if you use your upper limbs for work. It looks scary at first but can be done in 10mins a day.
    The main principle to observe is to do the movements short of any resistance and with smooth control. If you can only move your ankle 1cm before getting any slight sensation of tightness in the muscles then work within that 1cm of the free and easy range. Let me know if you notice any change from doing this.


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    Re: Help..running.

    Thanks, I will watch that! I also went ahead and made an appt. with the ortho dr. that is near me for next Wed. So hopefully I will have answers then.


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    Re: Help..running.

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    still sounds like shin splints to me. orthotics, rest etc will prob be some assistance but you need to get yourself over to a physio for assessment and treatment - i'd be thinking theyd do some deep tissue treatment, advice re: mileage, stretch and strengthen depending on irritability and relieve the pain - IF the pain is as you describe and it is a shin splint problem

    i'd hold off on the running also. Ortho DR is a waste of time at this point in my opinion - they may just suggest to go to physio!



 
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