I rolled into the doctor’s office at 7:00 pm. I rolled out at 9:45 pm. Not kidding. I would have been better off going to the ER! Other than a super funny xray tech, I was stuck staring at this the entire time
Exciting stuff huh!
So, xrays came back NEGATIVE! She said to ice, rest, compress through weekend and if pain still there MRI will be ordered on Monday. It was tender to touch and there is a small bruise. Doc still questioned a stress fracture, but as of now all I heard was “negative!” To me that means “put on a compression sleeve and run unless it hurts too bad to do so”
If there is any sharp pain I will not run. Otherwise, the plan is to head to Newport on Saturday morning, chill out and run Sunday. I don’t want a DNF so going day to day until then!
Thanks for the prayers friends! Keep em comin, I’m not out of the woods yet.
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So, about 5 years ago I had a weird shin pain and there was a small bruise, tender to the touch. Dropped like $700 on a bone scan (since there were no in network labs in the Temecula area where we lived at the time) – no stress fracture. Never definitively knew what it was, but a theory is compartment syndrome – the muscle on the outside of the shin. I had PT and also PT massage on that one muscle. Eventually did go away. But it was always worse when I ran hills (lots of them out there in Riverside Cty).
Ohhh I wonder if that’s it! Was it on your shin like a shin splint or on the inner side? My little bruise is more on my Tibia side and is tender to touch.
It was sort of smack-dab in the middle of my shin bone. I am thinking it was the muscle that runs along the outside of the shin that was creating the problem. I was running a ridiculous hill on a regular basis (not sure if you are familiar with Lake Elsinore, but it’s this massive hill going up to Tuscany Hills behind the In-and-Out off the 15). I think that muscle got all wonky from being overworked with my foot in that constant “flexed” position.
Shoot Sis… that just stinks. I’ll be praying there’s nothing too serious going on. As hard as it is, you need to rest, rest, rest… Love you!