After my Injury (Read 479 times)


    After 2 weeks rest, I went out for a run and 3 miles in my leg gave up again. I went to see a specialist, and he said that it wasnt shin splints, but inflammtion of a muscle at the side of my shin. How should I get back yo where I used to be? He said start by only going out for a mile at a time, but this way it would take me forever to get to my 11 miles long run which i was doing before? BTW, he told me to just take ibuprofen to take down swelling.

    "I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009


      yow. well, at least you have a diagnosis to work with. I called a specialist and they refused to see me, referring me back to my PCP. I've an appointment for next week, In the meantime, my shins are still feeling twingy, as are my ankles!
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          Hate to say it guys....and feel free to disagree.... These doc's don't know ())()(&%$# They all give the same advice. You need to find one that is a RUNNER. so 2 weeks off didn't solve it but Ibuprofen will?????? You need a real doctor. And horrible advice about getting back into running. Run 1 mile at a time...NO (*(*&...we can't run by 2's. I would take off until you fely no pain and try running 11 / # of weeks off. If 2 weeks off RUN 5 - 6....if 3, run 4. Then add 2 miles at a time based on how run went. After each run, take next day off. That's my advice but I am no DOC