Pain at the front of shins when walking.

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  1. procrastinator

    procrastinator New Member

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    Has anyone else experienced this? After 15-20 minutes of walking I will begin to experience a build up of in the muscles which are on the front of my shins. The pain goes away in 5 or 10 minutes after I stop or sitdown, then comes back again if I start walking again.

    I've no idea why this has started happening, as nothing has really changed in any of my habits or training at all.
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    its called a shin splint.

    1) Buy new shoes, even if they look new the arch support is probably gone. You need good arch support.

    2) Ice. Take the little shot glass looking paper dixie cups and fill them 3/4 of the way with water and freeze. You can peel the paper back and use the cups as a nice ice massage tool.

    3) Stretch.

    4) Ibuprofen
     
  3. Go to a running shoe store and buy a shoe that fits and supports your foot well. Don't care about what it looks like or how much it costs. More expensive is not always better, it is usually just more "technology". I picked up a $80 pair of Asics and they completely fixed my pain from running. I now run 2.5-3.5 miles every Mon,Wed,Fri and don't have any pain.
     
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    stretch calf, achilles

    ibuprofin

    move the muscles without hurting the shin (low impact cardio)
     
  5. Marix

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    Maine answered this perfectly.

    I invested £100 in a set of awesome, properly-fitted running shoes and the pain pretty much disappeared. You can go to a store with proper equipment to look at HOW you walk and they can help you choose good shoes from there. Even just a treadmill and a camcorder and a guy to watch it in slow motion is good enough. Don't just go and blindly spend money on some expensive-ass shoes.
     
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    Why shin splints out of nowhere? Are you really really heavy? Running? Jumping? Shin cancer?
     
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    I've also found that if I don't drink enough during the day, I sometimes get a pain in my shins. Maybe it's a symptom of something else, but it's worth mentioning...
     
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    I have pretty bad shin splints all the time from running at least 3 miles, 5 days a week, but i just suck it up.
    You get used to it, or on your rest days you recover enough to get by the next week.

    Not healthy, but I stay active even with them.
     
  9. Joseph Scumsworth

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    Seriously. When I got some decent shoes that accommodated my arches it really made a world of difference.
     
  10. Casino

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    I have a problem with my shins too, I don't know how people just say run through it. I went from doing 0 cardio to runinng 6 miles a lot without much time to rest. My shins hurt so much I can barely walk. If I hit the part of my shin that hurts I almost throw up. Nothing can make it feel better. People say if I run it will get better as it gets warmed up, but mine just get worse.
     
  11. haargerman

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    what stores do this?

    im in the market for some new running shoes.
     
  12. procrastinator

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    Thanks for the info guys.
     
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    I have the same problem, but my ankles hurt as well and sometimes my foot goes numb, i know it sounds wierd, but any reasons why this happens
     
  14. Marix

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    Sorry, no idea what is available in your local area. Maybe you could ask at a local fitness store? I live in a small town in the UK and managed to find a store so I'm sure that in a large US city you will definitely be able to find somewhere.
     
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    Posted by Joe Przytula
     
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