The leg pain was getting better but still there as a dull ache so I was hoping for a simple calf strain and continue running answer, this was not what I got. On exam he was able to find a few painful spots but nothing that was too terrible, but he also saw the weakness in my left leg which was a concern. When he asked me to hop on my left leg things were done, it hurt, I was weak and couldn't do it :-( Crap! I hadn't even realized this, guess I was compensating pretty well. He is optimistic that it is my left leg for the first time and not my right like with my previous 3 (yes, 3) stress fractures and posterior tibial tendinitis.
Since it has been going on for over a month he got an x-ray which as hoped was negative. So the good news is it is not a full out fracture or well healing stress fracture. The next step was an MRI, I spent my Friday night with the MRI table and some 90s music. Now I spend the weekend analyzing the images and wishing orthopedics/radiology was more my speciality. Give me a spine or brain any day! To my minimally trained eye the bone looks fine, but I do see some enhancing indication edema on the tissue. Guess I'll know for sure how accurate I am in a few days.
|Bone looks fine, right? I really need some radiologist friends!|
|Not too happy with the white areas around the bone, yuck!|
Fingers crossed for a good answer this week and the okay to run soon.