Posterior Shin Splints And Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?
Sep 14, 2014
Due to running excessively in the military, I believe my leg and feet injuries are related to Posterior Shin Splints and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis.
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I am a female, 5'7, 160 lbs, and in the military.
I run approximately 15 to 20 miles a week.
I have high arches, and run flat footed.
I have hereditary varicose veins that have gradually become worse over time.
**5½ YEARS AGO** I dropped a three year weight class due to constant painful sores in both inner calves. The pain went away within a couple of weeks.
**2½ YEARS AGO** I received a second metatarsal hairline fracture on my left foot, due to an over excessive rucking competition (nearly 50 miles in two days, with zero training beforehand) I was volun-told to compete in a few days prior to the event. It healed within three months respectively, and the doctor had orthotics made for my feet. The orthotics worked great for walking, but instantly made my feet hurt while running. The problem continued to persist.
**2 YEARS AGO** I deployed overseas with my hairline fracture injury 99% healed. For most of the deployment, I did not experience any major problems. Towards the end, the unit conducted organized physical training, which included long runs. I started experiencing severe inflammation in my shins, inner calves, and swelling in my feet. The issue continued back home.
**1 YEAR AGO** I went to physical therapy when I came back from from deployment, and received deep tissue therapy for my shin pain. The deep tissue therapy helped my shins recover after each run, and the bumps on my shins started to disappear after each session (once a week). After my physical therapy sessions were completely over, I only had sensitive and tender shins after working out.
**½ YEAR AGO** When my unit increased the amount of running per week, I noticed the pains/sores were coming back in my inner calves. My shins remained tender, but the main focus was the pain in my inner calves. I went to the doctor for this issue, and they gave me a no running profile for a month. That was fine and dandy, until I came off profile and the situation became much worse than before. I played the “catch up” game to get back to how I used to be before I was on profile. In order to do this to my superiors standards, I had to to do this much faster and harder to achieve the results they were looking for. In doing this, the pains came back sooner, hurt more often, and did not require a hard physical workout to feel randomly throughout the day.
**PRESENT** Fast forward to present day, and now we run nearly every day of the week. Granted, most of the runs are now short runs, but now my pains are making any running absolutely miserable. I now have sharp pains starting from my inner calves, shooting up my legs, reaching the bottom of my knees. My inner calves are extremely sore and tender to the touch, even when I'm not running. I noticed just recently that I now have lumps/bumps on the bottom of both feet, in between the arch and heel (which I believe is called the Post Tibial Tendon). None of these issues are clearing up, unless I do absolutely nothing at all. But, once I start to exercise again, the pains and problems come back with full force. The bumps on my feet are not going away at all, I have had them for a few months and they continue to grow larger. So here are my questions:
1. Do you think I have Posterior Shin Splints and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?
2. If not, what condition(s) do you think I have?
3. Do you believe these possible conditions can be fixed on my own, or should I see a doctor again?
4. I really cannot afford to stop working out, is there any low impact workouts that can keep me in shape if this turns into a medical issue?
The doctor I saw today said he would do the reconstruction for my ruptured posterior tibial tendon as an out patient. That surprised me. Don't they usually keep you overnight?
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Until recently, I never really had much of a struggle with it - it was generally more of an irritant, but recently it's become worse despite me upping the usual maintenance. My current routine involves the warming bag + cleaning with Blephaclean pads. There used to be an excellent product called Lid Care but they seem to have disappeared now unfortunately. Other than that, I take Omega-3 supps.
My symptoms lately are the usual e.g. soreness, grittiness, bright red lid margins, bloodshot eyes etc. However, recently I'm struggling a bit as I keep developing badly blocked glands that become a little inflamed and uncomfortable - is this quite common with the condition because I've never really had that? If so, does anyone have any alternative methods to counteract it?
Around 5 months ago out of nowhere, I started having immense headaches which at first I mistakened as just migraines or cluster headaches. I'm not sure how but I managed to endure the severe pain for 8 whole days by staying in bed (This was during exam break so I had no school). I've never suffered such a gratuitous amount of pain in my life! I could barely make it to the bathroom or even sit up to eat (I was 94.5 lbs after not eating for so long!!). After those 8 days I finally accepted the fact that it was not the typical migraine and was rushed to the emergency room. After going through numerous examinations with multiple doctors and specialists, I was diagnosed with posterior scleritis. It was really puzzling to hear that I had such a rare form of scleritis and at such a peculiar age since scleritis usually occurs at ages of 40-50 years. I was then put on 80mg of prednisone which relieved the pain. It was great at first but the heavy side effects eventually caught up with me. Anyways because of my condition, I was physically unable to show up for one of my exams although I wrote all the others while in such an insane amount of pain. I tried to explain why I wasn't able to attend but ended up getting yelled at and disrespected. I was deeply hurt and frustrated that the educators at my school didn't care for the health and safety of their own students ....
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Is there anyone on the site who has had a Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion done.
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I'm a little apprehensive about this op but I cannot stand the pain anymore, I'm now having problems peeing. God I can't believe I have to wait 4/5 months for this op and that's on the Urgent List.
Nobody understands when you tell them how much pain you're having, I'm so glad that I found this site as most people can sympathise with me.
Sorry for whining but I don't know how much longer I can cope with this Severe Pain & Numbness in my back and left leg and foot.
what this means! C5-C6: Posterior central disc osteophyte complex formation results in mild anterior effacement of the thecal sac. Endplate spurring and facet arthropathy results in mild narrowing of the right exit foramen.
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I was driving on the highway last week. I started seeing flashing lights, shapes and lack focus, and disorientation. This has been something that randomly happens and I just sit down until it passes. After doing some research I know these to be either Auras or Simple Partial Seizures. This time on the highway I lost consciousness and woke up in an ambulance confused and soaking in urine. They suspected that I had a seizure while I was driving because of a bite on my tongue and history of seizures when I was a child. The hospital did a CT Scan which revealed something then an MRI the next day. The MRI showed that I have a 5cm cyst . That's bigger than a golf ball. I have my 1st appointment with a neurologist in a few days. Im so afraid...I don't know what to do. I've had to inform my job because I drive and travel everywhere for work. Its so hard to talk about it with people. I cant help but to think that I have had my last birthday.
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Long story short I am miserable and ended up in labor and delivery last night at 38 and 4 due to being light headed dizzy nauseous and seeing spots. They checked me and the nurse said my cervix was "extremely posterior" but didn't explain anything about what this could mean. Apparently I am only 1cm dilated and 70% effaced as well. Anyone else been told this or know what it means? Am I not going to be able to go into labor on my own?
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I'm back home now after anterior and posterior repair, the ligament fixation for the uterus wasn't needed luckily.
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my bladder isn't working at all so I'm home with a catheter which is a bit humiliating and I'm hoping it will give my bladder time to recover.
post op I've found it quite painful especially the back wall repair but they said some of the pain was down to urine retention. I'm super sleepy and have no attention span what so over.
wishing everyone well who is waiting for this op, It's been so helpful to have people to speak to, it's such an lonely condition.
I am due to go in hospital on the 26th may for Anterior and posterior repair, any help and advice on what to have for pain and have been advice to have a spinal anaesthetic
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I was told it might be posterior tibialis muscle weakness or plantar fasciitis. does anyone know about the difference of these two?
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I actually began running about 2 months ago, starting with a run 2 minutes, walk 4 and trying to gradually build from there (I m a college student, and had been walking quite a lot, around 4 miles, to and from class each day prior to beginning running). Problem is, my shins have been giving me a LOT of problems. I'm not sure what to do and am becoming quite frustrated...I've tried new shoes (currently in nike prestos, I love the shoes, they are the most comfortable things I have ever worn in my life!), gradually building up my runs, stretching, taking rest periods when they start to hurt...and as a result have not been able to increase mileage at all!
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Should I run through the pain? I am guessing these are just shin splints...is it okay to run through these, do they go away? Is there anything else I can do? If anyone has any advice at all, I would really appreciate it. It is driving me nuts not to be able to run! I am trying to "rest"...so for the past month and a half have only been running about 2 days a week, with each run only about 15 minutes long.
It started with deep ache pain in the top half of my arm, up to my shoulder and neck with limited movement in my arm (cannot bend it backwards or raise above my head) This has been happening for approx 6 months now.
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I went to see the dr and he said he thought it was a frozen shoulder so referred me to physio. After the physio session with extreme stretching of my arm I was in so much pain that I took myself to a&e where the doctor there thought it was tendonitis so sent me to see another physio.
The second physio therapist said it wasn't tendonitis and suggested that I had an xray of my arm and shoulder, had the x ray done results came back clear so my dr then referred me for an upper arm/shoulder ultrasound where i was told that all the tendons are fine and that she suggests that I have an MRI. Now I have to wait till next Tuesday before I can get to see the doc again and then another few weeks for the MRI referral.
Now since I last saw my dr the pain is now radiating all the way down my arm from my neck and into my fingers, I have also started suffering with extreme dizziness, room spins after sitting up in a morning and also when I turn my head over through the night and I cant look up without falling over, my balance is also off sync. This may also sound bizarre but I have an intermittent buzzing sensation that last for about 3 seconds stops and starts again in my left inner groin area and this has been happening about a week.
Because of the clear x ray and no problems with the tendons I can only think that it is nerve related.
I have had this going on for 3 years now and still no closer to an outcome. The pain is in the back of both heels and when touched is really painful. I have had xrays, ultrasounds and an MRI for Plantar and tendonitis but both have been ruled out as nothing showing up. The symptoms led them to believe it was one or the other ie Plantar or Tendonitis, I can hardly walk when I get out of bed and when I point my toes to the air it pulls around the back of my heel. As I work in retail and I'm on my feet all day my feet ache the longer the day goes on and by the time I get home I shuffle along as the pain hurts too much. Once I sit down and rest for as little as 10 minutes I feel everything tighten up and is hard to walk. I have now been told by my the consultant that he doesn't think the pain is in my feet and if it is he can't find it so has now made me an appointment to see the spinal team that's if they are willing to see me. Surely if I am in pain and can't get through a day without any then surely there must be a problem somewhere. At 40 years old I find myself not being able to do the things I love like long distance walking and being out in the fresh air instead. I spend most of my free time resting my feet so I can be ready for the following day as its a constant struggle with the pain.
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My 6yr old son suffered a bad comminuted fracture to the tibia whilst on a bouncy castle. He was initially placed in a full back slab for a few days but was then meant to be changed to a full lightweight cast. Unfortunately the doctor deemed it far too unstable to mess around with and so has been left in the back slab with a full cast over the top. Its been on 2 weeks and has another 4 to go AT LEAST. i'm really worried about his recovery as he already had low muscle tone and hip instability.
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i am a male, 67 years old. i have local pain in the right tibial bone, negative for blood clots and x ray are clear. i have not done any physical activity prior to the pain. what can it be?
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i am suffering from spinal stenosis, and will undergo surgery in a few weeks.
can it be radicular pain caused by the spinal stenosis? if so, is there a physical test to help verify that?
I am experiencing pain on the bottom of my right heel. I have been told by several people that could be several things....a stone bruise, bone spur, heel spur, plantar fasciitis or tendonitis. Any ideas?
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