Hello. I'm on Week 5 (run 2 tomorrow) and I've been getting a posterior (inside) shin splint on my left leg. I first tried Couch 2 5k last year but as soon as I realised the pain was shin splints (end of week two) I quit. This year I got a foam roller which seems to be keeping the pain at bay but it is still very much there and I'm worried it will only get worse.
I had my gait analysed today and my pronation is fine, there is no rolling of the feet at all. I toe / mid foot strike. My right leg looked perfect, straight and true. My left leg, however, was clearly pointing inwards, it wasn't turned inward from the ankle or the knee but twisted all the way from the hip. I've always known I was pigeon footed (my shoes always get scuffed on the inside) but I hadn't realised it was just one leg! I've never had any pain or issues with my hip.
Does anyone else have this issue? Does it cause you shin splints? The woman who did the gait analysis was quite surprised. Is there anything I can do to correct it? Concentrate really hard on keeping my foot straight I guess! Hip strengthening exercises? They recommended I go to a physio but a general dislike of strangers touching me is putting me off. Searching the internet just brings up a lot of stuff about toddlers and assures me I will grow out of it by the time I'm 8y/o They didn't recommend I get any new trainers I as have an neutral shoe anyway, it's just the entry level model though so I was wondering if I should invest in the super cushioned version. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance for an help / advice.