As the day progressed yesterday, the pain in my shin grew gradually worse. As I did some reading online I became concerned it might be a stress fracture, so I headed out to the Walk-In to have it looked at. The Physicians’ Assistant that saw me was a runner (thankfully), so he was VERY understanding about my concern. They did an X-Ray (expecting it to be mostly useless), it turns out that it didn’t show anything. He told me to follow RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and that they would get a bone scan scheduled. He let me know that despite being a stubborn runner that was going to ignore him – I really shouldn’t run on it until after I get the bone scan results.
I agreed I wouldn’t run for my next 2 scheduled rest days.
So my bonescan is on Tuesday morning. The shin is feeling better today, after spending all day yesterday following RICE (and playing PS3). I will do more massaging/icing/etc today – and see how it goes. I will see how I feel on sunday.