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I have an appt at the drs tomorrow evening, but after researching i think i may have a stress fracture. I've had pain in my lower leg for a couple of weeks now, been doing RICE and not upping my miles/speed too much too fast (however previously i think i had done too much too quick and think this is why i have the problem!)
I thought it was shin splints to begin with, but the pain is one specific part of my leg, hurts to press it, sore walking up and down stairs, in fact sore almost all the time now. It does get slightly better with rest (pain gets better, but does not completely disappear) i tried a run on Sat morning, and after 1.5miles had to give up as pain was too sore to keep going.
Anyway, i'm absolutely gutted (so gutted i got home and just cried on Sat ha!), if it is confirmed as a stress fracture, i have read the only treatment is rest for around 2months. Problem being my race is in 2months.
So has anyone else had this problem? Will i have to pull out of the race? Will i be able to walk it - i don't want to let the charity down?
Fingers crossed it isn't stress fracture, but i don't see what else it could be.
Any opinions on any of the above much appreciated. Thanks.