pain in shins after running

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  1. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    so i started running again after about a year of not running. my shins are killing me after running about a mile. will this go away after a while of running?
     
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    it did last time, did it not?
     
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    rest and ice, then next time run shorter distances with lots of stretching of shin and calf muscles
     
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    Might have shin splints. Google it. They dont just go away but get worse and can stop you from running for weeks and months even if you dont take care of them properly.
     
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    proper running technique and proper footwear are CRITICAL to not getting these.

    read up on how to run long distances. Its almost kinda like a shuffle type run so you are not Bouncing a lot and putting stress on the shin/calf.

    As said above, pre-running stretching will help too.

    I used to get those all of the time, but I changed the way I do things, and haven't gotten them back...but I also dont run more than 3 miles at at time either.
     
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    rest them for a while, meaning, no running. ice them also.
    after about a week or so of not running, stretch before you run..all the time
    hope ya feel better
     
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    mine are gradually going away and I just ran 1 1/2 miles, used to not be able to run a 1/2 mile... get a new pair of shoes and build it up slowly
     
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    BUY NEW RUNNING SHOES WITH GOOD ARCH SUPPORT

    buy some of the small paper dixie cups and fill the 3/4 of the way with water and freeze them. when you are done running, peel back the paper and ice your shins. take motrin. shin splints suck, but sometimes you gotta deal with it. if its really really bad (as in can't take one more step when running) relax for a while and don't run. if its just a PITA ice, compress, elevate, take motrin.
     
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