Short post.. Shin Splints or Stress Fracture?

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.


I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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2 comments on “Short post.. Shin Splints or Stress Fracture?
  1. notajogger says:

    I meant to comment after your last post – this does sound VERY painful for shin splints, which are usually more on the annoying end of painful, rather than agonising… I’m crossing my fingers that it isn’t serious, but if it does turn out to be something that makes you miss your marathon there really will be others, we are still young! (yes, mid-thirties is young). xx Gina

    • Robinson says:

      I am getting a bonescan tomorrow that will tell me one way or another.. But I think defering is the way to go. Too many injuries/setbacks this year.. As you said ,we are still young! (or so I try and convince myself every day!) I have been thinking about you on several runs lately… On those reeeeeaaaaallllllly slow days, I can’t help but think “welp, can’t say today that I’m notajogger – good thing that isn’t my blog!” LOL

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