shin splints, ccs or stress fracture(s)? i don't know, but I am in pain...
OK, first i'd like to say that i've read the old threads on the above, and also pm'd one or two people who identified themselves as suffering splints (thanks for responding btw).
I'm also aware that askling random strangers on the internet for advice on potetially medicalconditions is not the best route to regaining health.
I can't get any time off work to go to the doctor (this apparently is not illegal in the UK?!), and I've been to the hospital last night, where they refused to xray me on account of still being able to walk; they did offer to get a doctor to see me, but after sitting down and being completely ignored for two hours i got up and left. A&E sucks donkey cock.
anyway, the problem:
i've never previously suffered splints or anything to any serious degree. The past 3-odd weeks, I've been getting around mid-way through the usual 5 rounds of skipping at the start of MT before a nasty pain starts in the lower inside shin of each leg, particularly bad in the left.
I've been working through it, and it gets steadily worse. Once the skipping stops, it takes around 5-10 mins for the pain to die down to a dull ache.
this would eventually die away towards the end of the night, but in the last week or so has persisted a,d twice been so bad during the night that it has woken me up. in the last 3 days i've experienced pain just walking up stairs and in my daily leisurely perambulations to work and around town.
The legs are sore to press, though generally not unusually tender; again, the left is slightly worse. However, 2 occassions where we were just practicing light contact catching roundhouses, i couldnt handle the pain of having my leg encircled and caught.
training has now gone on hold.
I'm pretty clueless as to what is going on here, and the timing is **** as i'm doing an amateur bout on feb 17th. the fucking doctors is mon-fri and the hospital was a waste of time. i'm trying RICE which seems to help a little, and i'm going to wait and see what a bit of time off does for me. i am also skint, so no private physio.
if anyone has any recent experience of this kind of ****, or constructive advice to offer, i would be most appreciative.