Help with an Injury!!

#1
Hi

I am in prep for my ADSC on 19th May and have perhaps been training over enthusiastically? I have an injury that seems to come and go and I'm never sure if I should be running on it and how long to stay of it?

It appears to be the muscle on the shin......I thought it was skeletal at first but after a 5 mile run with a mile fartlek last night I definatley determined it to be muscular!!

When I'm running it doesn't affect me but when I stop it's agony!

After my run last night I couldn't put any pressure on it, It was worse than it's ever been. It has hurt before but after a day or two's rest it appears to have gone or atleast been comfortable.

I read in runners world that this muscle needs strecthing by walking on your heels for 15 metres a day and can lead to shin splint?

Has anyone suffered with this before and if so what did you do to overcome it?

Thanks in advance!
 
#2
If you're really bothered about it then get it checked out. Find a good doctor who specialises in sports injury and book an appointment. There's only so much that can be diagnosed over the internet.
 
#5
supermark500 said:
If you're really bothered about it then get it checked out. Find a good doctor who specialises in sports injury and book an appointment. There's only so much that can be diagnosed over the internet.
I have booked an appointment with an independant sports therapist for Tuesday so hopefully that'll help. I was just curious to know if it was a common injury and if ayone had suffered from it?
 
#6
Mr_Deputy said:
Sounds like the same symptoms as shin splints to me (anyone confirm?)
Check your foot wear is ok.
RICE might help (let me know if you dont know what this means)
hot baths, maybe use deepheat or eucalyptus.
You'll probably also have to do some 'grin and bear' it as well old boy.

good luck.
Rest, Ice, Compression and elevate! :wink:

My problem is I have been grinning and bearing it, and have made it worse.
 
#8
See an expert!

Shin splints!

rest and ICE!

the coating of the bone swells and when you run it gets hot and swells thats why it hurts - ICE AS soon as you finish running will help - but you need to rest them to get it to go down first.

Do not run in sorbothane! is too absorbant - you will loose all of the effort you put inot the stride- like riding a mountian bike with the shocks on slack on the road! ACE for walking though - its a different movement!

try and find a specialist sports shop and pop in and ask then for advice - shin splints are an over use injury whioch can also be cause d by shoes or sudden trainng on hard surfaces.

PM if you want any more help!
 
#9
soldiertobe said:
supermark500 said:
If you're really bothered about it then get it checked out. Find a good doctor who specialises in sports injury and book an appointment. There's only so much that can be diagnosed over the internet.
I have booked an appointment with an independant sports therapist for Tuesday so hopefully that'll help. I was just curious to know if it was a common injury and if ayone had suffered from it?
Good man!
Sounds like (as was said earlier) shin splints.

If you are new to running THIS BOOK is a great starting point. I've been running a few years and am reading it at the moment and picked up lots of good tips.
 
#11
I find the best treatment for any injury is a heaped teaspoon full of iron filings in your Moccachino and get a nasty bloke to yell 'Don't be a big soft cnut" in your ear.
 
#12
If it is in the calf side of the shin bone, you might try hamstring stretches. This cured persistent calf pain for me.
 
#13
minister_doh_nut said:
I find the best treatment for any injury is a heaped teaspoon full of iron filings in your Moccachino and get a nasty bloke to yell 'Don't be a big soft cnut" in your ear.
You big POOF
 
#14
soldiertobe said:
Hi

I am in prep for my ADSC on 19th May and have perhaps been training over enthusiastically? I have an injury that seems to come and go and I'm never sure if I should be running on it and how long to stay of it?

It appears to be the muscle on the shin......I thought it was skeletal at first but after a 5 mile run with a mile fartlek last night I definatley determined it to be muscular!!

When I'm running it doesn't affect me but when I stop it's agony!

After my run last night I couldn't put any pressure on it, It was worse than it's ever been. It has hurt before but after a day or two's rest it appears to have gone or atleast been comfortable.

I read in runners world that this muscle needs strecthing by walking on your heels for 15 metres a day and can lead to shin splint?

Has anyone suffered with this before and if so what did you do to overcome it?

Thanks in advance!
Have you had an xray? When I went to my doctor with shin splints she made me do an xray so that she can eliminate stress fractures.

If you are unable to walk without pain then I fear you might have done yourself lasting injury. IME, you'd probably need about 6 weeks for the pain to go away and even then, you are likely to get shin pain again should you push yourself too much.

The only tip I can give you is to only run on an athletic track/grass for now. or right after when you start training again.
 
#15
I am 99% sure it's nothing that serious as I've had 2 days resting it and the pain has almost gone. Although first thing in the morning I have to be careful not to put too much pressure on it!

And although not pain, I can feel the odd tingle just to remind me the injury is still there!!

I'm just not keen on the thought of not running for another 4 or 5 days!
 
#16
it sounds very much like shin splints mate.
my brother got deffered for this when he wanted to join the army, he didnt end up going back though! :lol: personal choice...
it is commonly caused by running on hard surfaces and/or not good enough trainers.
just rest and dont over do it.
try running on grass and maybe invest in new trainers - something i hve to do if i am going to avoid the same problem!
hope it clears up soon, let us know :)
 
#17
TOONarmySOLDIER said:
it sounds very much like shin splints mate.
My thoughts exactly. Try this: -

Lay a plank of wood (inch thick) on the floor and stand on it with your heels protruding over the rear edge. Rise up on the balls of your feet and down so your heels go back to the floor. Repeat 100 times or until you start to cry.

Move forward on plank with toes extending over front edge. Lift toes and keep the balance on your heels. Repeat 100 times or until you start to cry.

It's agony but it worked for me. Something to do with building up the muscles on the front of the shin. The pain subsides as soon as you stop. Don't forget to stretch it all out after. Good luck.
 
#18
After a few days resting.......I felt confident enough to go for a run tonight, only about 2.5 miles steady to see how I got on.

The pain was there but nowhere near like the other day (although I ran much further) I iced it straight after the run and massaged the muscle along the shin as deep as I could and I actually found that the pain didn't linger like it has the last 3 days.
 
#19
I just got the same pain in the shin, Came a day after doing a timed 1.5mile run. Now a few days on the pain is near enough gone, Dont want to over do it before ADSC on Thursday so resting leg a little longer than normal ;)
 
#20
I've heard that once stress fractures on the bones have been eliminated, a procedure can be carried out which involves slitting the muscle sack in the leg allowing the calf muscle to expand.

Does anyone know of this, or even better, have experience?

R*
 

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