injury update

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Kerry Neilson, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Hi everyone.

    I quit running July 27th after a several month battle with shin pain that turned out to be a stress
    fracture. I went to a sports medicine clinic in early December. I learned there that the stress
    fracture was completely healed. However, I was far from normal. I has over-calcification on the
    outer layer of the bone. I was told that it takes more like a year or more for this to heal. He
    suggested I start biking. I may, but not yet. I was fitted for some orthoitcs and have begun the
    process of wearing hard plastic in all my shoes now. He put me on a running program that he says
    he's used on some "real" runners before. I get to start with 8 minutes every other day. Yippee. I
    was told that there will be a ceiling to how much I can run, but hopefully it's significant. I
    suppose I could live with being limited to only running 45 minutes, but I couldn't take it if that
    limit turns out to be 15 minutes.

    At any rate, I ran 8 minutes today. Sweet.