I haven't run very much since the half marathon on the 18th. A couple of easy runs and a 5k. I haven't run because I have been having shin pain and I am not really sure what to do about it. There is no definitive sore spot. The tibialis anterior if anything has some pain when I massage it but nothing major. It doesn't hurt to flex my foot up or down. Walking up stairs is barely painful. It gets my attention but doesn't alter my gait.
I really want to run but I don't want to make it worse. Anti-inflammatories can completely mask the pain to the point where I can jump with no pain. I don't want to use them though and do activities that can make the underlying problem worse.
Any thoughts or advice? Anyone have this before? Everything I have read on a stress fracture says if you have one you should be able to pinpoint a sore spot on your tibia. I don't have a sore spot so hopefully that is not the issue! It isn't really sounding like the classic shin splints either so not really sure what to think!
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