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From looking over the forum I think I can guess that what I have got is shin splints, although i'm not entirely sure.

The problem developed on Monday and has been with me ever since, when either running or jogging I get a pain about 5cm above the ankle bone in the front of my left leg. I'm wondering if it would have been possibly caused by wearing a support, I have had a problem with my left knee ligaments over the past few weeks and have been wearing a support when training.

I have done everything that has been suggested to others with the same sort of thing, iced the past few days, stopped training on it and started wearing compression support on both shin and ankle.

The massive problem for me is that it has hit at the worst possible time, I am supposed to be runnning the Great North Run in 2 weeks time. I have neither a bike nor a nearby swimming pool/gym so was also wondering if anyone knew of any exercises I can do to keep up fitness while removing the pressure.

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Hey, so sorry your like this, especially for a upcoming race. I experienced pain before, not very nice and can put you off running, just wondering are you wearing the right footwear?

wrong footwear for running leads to injury

Also running surface, I used to run on the road, but ime only 14 and I had injury by this(mainly leg aches and shin splint), I now run on the grass now a much softer surface and dont suffer pain anymore...
try to avoid concrete like footpaths, high impact on the joints. Tarmac(roads) okay but grass is best, (try to find fairly smooth grass, bumpy grass can put you off your running technique)


ime not sure what your problem is, it may be a shin splint, you could go see your doctor about it.

You could also try taking things slow and steady, injurys can last along time and maybe your straining your self...

hope you recover soon, and music also helps to take you off the pain just dont overdo it when you come back from injury.

Oh yes about keeping your fitness up while away from running, well stationary biking or swimming is good yes, stationary bikes are fairly cheap for second hand too, as long as it does the job.

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oooh, I'd not spotted this thread before now - but Alan's post certainly answers it pretty well!! Good stuff Alan!

As Alan comments, footwear would be the first thing I'd question - have you had any kind of gait analysis? If not it would certainly be worth doing when you get the chance to... head to a specialist running store and they'll be able to help find you a shoe to suit your support & cushioning needs... it's so easy to just start running in whatever running shoes you can lay your hands on and soon end up with shin-splints... I know I did!!!

One word of caution though - don't think about buying new trainers and then racing in them without having run a similar distance in them during training beforehand - it could ruin your race completely!

Other than that, swimming and cycling, or use of a cross trainer, will help keep your fitness up whilst you're not running. :)
 
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