Hi, I'm applying to join the Army and I am waiting for a date to do Med/Physical tests. I play football and have been buliding my running fitness and upper body strength since last November. Until now I've never had a problem with my legs/ankles, but I've recently started suffering from Tibialis posterior tendonitius, so my GP says anyway! After a short while running my lower shins (at the front, about 5cm above the ankle) feel like they are getting tighter and tigher. Then it becomes difficult to pull my toes upwards when walking, running is impossible. She [my GP] sent me to the local hospital for inserts to be made for my runners. Also she recommended seeing a Physio, but I can't really afford that at the moment. I took a break from running for about three weeks, instead I have been walking or swimming. Before this problem I had managed to consitantly get my time for a 1.5 miles under 9 miniutes. Today I tried to go for a gentle jog but could hardly do a mile! I could have cried . Has anyone any advise that could help? I'd try anything! Would it be worth me seeing a phisio or are they a waste of money? Cheers!