Well at least I got some answers, which I am pleased about. My calf muscles are so tight, I have shin splints....and I can't run for 2 weeks minimum! I'm slightly flat footed too but seem to have the correct neutral shoes....will reserve judgement on that one.
I had put myself into a Google early grave (as you do) and convinced myself I had stress fractures in both shins but it's not quite that bad. The physio said it's quite easy to sort but I MUST rest. I'm on school hols next week and was going to do some mega running, but instead I'll be sitting on my arse frustrated!
Anyway, I had some ultrasound treatment - not quite convinced on that one, but she claims it works - and next week I'll have a full written plan of exercises at home, a sports massage (yeouch) and she'll tape up my legs.
That's all for now folks. *sigh*