Hi all, sorry I have been out of touch but work has been hectic and I have really been struggling with not running. I went back to the Physio on Monday and have a fuller diagnosis. I do have Post tibial tendinopathy. Didn't realise that when I turned my ankle twice last year I did a lot more damage than I thought (stage 2 or 3 ligament damage). Needless to say I should have had it looked at and done physio. So my other tendons have been compensating all this time as I have been favouring the injury. I do have some good news though as I can strengthen the ankle and calf (standing on one leg and tippy toes) while also doing all the other stretching exercises.
Even better I can gradually return to running and build up my distance again.
I am very relieved and hope that the next few weeks with a bit of care and ultrasound I will be back to my usual self. To celebrate I ran (not very quickly) this morning.
I am amazed that I managed to progress as far as I did and that my body pretty much sorted itself out until I overloaded it again by running hard for the London 10K winter run. The last 2 months have been tough but I now have a better outlook.
So to all you runners who might be running carrying an injury please heed my sorry tale and get it checked out by a professional. Doctor Google was good but a professional view was better
Happy running all.