pain while running

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  1. Chicle

    Chicle New Member

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    Hey i just started running again. I used to be very active and able to run for 20+ minutes at anytime. But this summer i sprained my ankle horribly and was not able to do any impact activities for almost 6 months. I'm starting to run again to get in shape and ready to ski and right now when i run for more then about 8 minutes or so i start to get a pretty bad pain in both my shins, right in the front. Whats up with that? Should i stop running, run through it or what. Thanks a lot guys.
     
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    google + "shin splints" = win

    buy new running shoes with good arch support - this should ease everything

    for the pain:

    buy a sleeve of the small paper Dixie cups and fill them 1/2-3/4 with water and freeze a bunch of them. when you are done running you can come in and peal the paper back and ice massage your shins.

    compression

    elevation

    lots of ibuprofin

    its something you will have to work through. I, along with many of my high school and college teammates, had to do it through football for many years. but good arch support should cure the problem after your legs get used to running again
     
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    Good advice, shin splints suck ass. I used to get them when I ran track :hs: Just keep icing it and taking ibuprofin until it wears off.
     
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    it wears off fairly fast i usually just walk for like 2-3 minutes and then start running for a little bit again. Could it be a treadmill thing? I ran outside once two weeks ago and it didnt hurt the whole time. But new shoes you say?
     
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    its all about the arch
     
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    Shin Splintz!
     
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    Try doing a 5/1 thing.

    This is where you jog for 5min and walk for 1min. See if that will help.

    You have to take baby steps since you've been out of the running scene for a while. You'll get there, but it's going to take a little time. :)

    Good luck. :bigthumb:

    oh, and make sure you're wearing some good shoes not old ones. Shoes are like tires. After so many miles they begin to wear out and need replacing.
     
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    possibly, but we don't know if his arch is neutral, over or underpronated
     
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    I was training for the NYC marathon this year and ended up with a bad case of shin splints - they suck.

    My physical therapist gave me a good stretch to do before running. Prop your leg up so your foot is hanging in the air and trace the alphabet with your toes. Do that with each foot twice, it seemed to help me quite a bit.

    He also told me that if I was running on a treadmill that it should be at least 1.5 degrees of incline. He siad running flat is a little more stressful on the shins. When I run on the treadmill I set it at 2-2.5 degrees.
     
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    I was relating the arch thing to him having shinsplits :hsd:
     
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    The place I buy my shoes from recommends new ones for every 300 miles you walk/run.
     
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    6 months off after a "sprained ankle" ? Suck it up you big pansie...omg cry me a river.
     
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    http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/tipsandtricks/a/replaceshoes.htm

    light vs. heavy doesn't always have to do with weight b/c you can be a small person and be a heavy runner.
     
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    alright thanks a lot guys i'm going to try the 5/1 thing today as well as putting the treadmill up a little bit. If i still have pains i'll be going to look for new shoes. Thanks for all the answers. Also thanks tb151 for your awesome answer to my question.
     
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    Don't forget the stretches!!
     
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    stretches i wont forget because i do those daily to try to get movement back in my ankle, its still a little swollen and i don't have 100% range of movement in it.
     
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    Don't "overstretch" before a jog.

    For example. On my long jogs- Saturday mornings I stretch really good the night before so that morning I stretch a tiny bit if even at all, but I stretch A LOT afterwards and that's with any jog.

    take it easy. :)
     
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