Yay for me getting a mention on the forums, albeit for a rather depressing reason! Stokey, as the others have alluded to I was diagnosed with CECS at the beginning of the year and had all four compartments released in both legs in February. The original thread I made explaining it all can probably be found easily enough with a quick search, but to cut a long story short, I was given a permanent bar to entry without appeal. With regards to my legs, I went to see the No.1 CECS specialist in the South, who basically gave me the ultimatum of 1. Stop running for the rest of my life 2. Have surgery. Obviously at the age of 21 it was a no-brainer. I really hope you get some relief from the stretching, but I spent two and a half years trying to understand and take control of my symptoms. I literally tried everything possible, but the simple fact is that due to the nature of CECS, surgery is the only realistic solution. Any questions fire away. I hope I haven't sounded too doom and gloom - to counter that: I'm starting Sandhurst next May with a Para POC in March. Edit: Just to add, the only way to confirm a CECS diagnosis is through some very uncomfortable pressure testing and is very difficult to get done on the NHS.