Painful pumps in shins when running..

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Decide I am going to start running to get my cardio on... bought some running shoes:

    Nike Zoom Waffle Racer 4's.. or something

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    Those..

    Very light, comfortable.. I notice that even when I walk a long distance, I get painful pumps in my shins.. how do I avoid this? Is it something that I just need to get used to and will eventually subside?
     
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  3. michael

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    :hs:

    I was guessing that was a main contributing factor.. I get pumps in my lower back just from stocking the shelves here for the 10 minutes I do it a day :hs:
     
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    pumps asin blood rushing into the muscles ?

    only time i get them is by lifting.
     
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    Yeah.. those are teh pumps. I get 'em in my lowerback when lifting.. but I get 'em in my shins when jogging/running :wtc: They get all swollen for like 20 minutes after until the blood finally dissipates
     
  6. MaineSucks

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    well... the pheramax is going to increase the problem.


    But... better arch support, stretch, ice, compress, lots of ibu.

    I write this all the time but it works, fill a bunch of paper (shot glass sized) Dixie cups half way with water and freeze them. when you get back from running you can peel the paper back and massage your shins with the frozen dixie cups. Increase your potassium and taurine intake as well.
     
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    Stopped the pheramax 3 weeks ago nigga. did 4 wks and stopped.. I also have a bag of frozen greenpeas in the freezer.. those rock for using as icepacks.. do they make compression sleeves for shins?
     
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    yes they do... but you can also take a generic Ace bandage and wrap accordingly. Are the shoes broken in? Did you just start running again?
     
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    yeah, just started running.. these shoes are so light/flexy/bendy that i doubt there's really any 'breaking them in'.. i'll wrap myself up in ace bandages tonight if i run. thx, maine.
     
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    stop running

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    i dont wanna turn into you, fatty :hs:
     
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    I have the same problem when I run :(
     
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    im not fat, Im undermuscled
     
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    stretch!! helped me a bunch
     
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    is this your first time to run in ages? i almost died the first time i ran after going 2 years without running
     
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    i just had the same problem (i felt all the strain of running in the front of my shins and top of my foot, not in my calves)...i went to a specialized running shoe store and they basically told me that my shoes didn't have enough shock absorption in the front

    i was running in some nike zoom shox before, now i run in some of these: http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/18783161/c/20909.html

    the shin pain was a 10, now it's about a 2...i'll bet you have the same problem, man. check out a running shoe store with actual knowledgable staff who will watch you walk and get you shoes based on your stride
     
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    thx homeslice. i'm also going to start running in the grass, so i dont destroy my knees.
     
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    yeah man i was only running on a treadmill, so i knew something had to be wrong when the shock hurt that bad...also i probably run with a neandrathal style step
     
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    IMO you should return those shoes and get some New Balances.
     
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    Oh...my shins are terrible. I just run through the pain and I always get worried that it will cause injury. But it works itself out and then I'm fine after a few days of running. But if I quit for a week or two- it comes back.:hs:

    I think it's cuz I got weak calves
     
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    yep, same kind of pain happened to me when i used to run a lot - went to a store with guys that actually knew what they were talking about, and they set me up with a pair of New Balances/insoles and the pain completely went away
     
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    back when I used to be an enduro-weenie I learned one very important thing...


    NOT ALL SHOES ARE EQUAL AND NOT ALL SHOES WORK FOR EVERYONE!!! If you are having problems caused by running it is probably your shoes, go to a true running store and get a proper pair of shoes.
     
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    Those shoes are more for racing than everyday running. I'd look into getting a pair with better support and one that caters to whether or not you pronate while running. As far as the bumps go, just massage the hell out of them and ice ice ice.
     
  25. MaineSucks

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    this is what my post would look like if I could articulate a good sentence.
     
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