please help with shin splints

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  1. 99SH

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    Ok, I've done a search and found a lot of useful information. But every post I've seen is about somebody who has been running for at least a little while (2 weeks to a couple of months), then they develop shin splints.

    I've only been running for 3 days and my shins hurt like a motherfucker. I can't imagine stopping to let them heal already, I would never get anywhere.

    So, am I just out of shape and I need to work through this, or could it really be shin splints and I need to look at other things (improper stride, stretching, etc). My shoes are new, BTW.

    Thanks
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Too much too soon.
     
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    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    Ceaze hit the nail on the head IMO.. and really nothing but time is going to heal you also...
     
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    i had this problem last year...its okay to run but when it hurts you need to stop... ultra sound really helps or electro stim. but icing is most important...also, do exercises to strengthen the muscles on the front of your shin... be careful not to make it worse though...shin splints are actually your muscle tearing away from the bone and it can lead to fractures
     
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    what you can do... get a padded barbell stick (most commercial gyms have these) theyre the ones that dont have weights on the end, but usually range from 12-18 lbs. roll it on top of your shins... try massaging the pain out
     
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    Every time one of you says something like this I cringe. My shins are so fucking sensitive and have little knots all the way up and down them. When my g/f tries to massage them, I damn near go into the fetal position.
     
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    I guess you missed the part where I said I did do a search, but thanks anyway.
     
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    alot of people get shin splints due to a weak tibialis anterior. Might want to strengthen that muscle.
     
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    stretch your calves.
     
  10. Ceaze

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    most people get shin splints because jogging's bad for you
     
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    recommendation to do instead if you need to train to be able to run a certain distance in a certain amount of time?

    as in an agility test, etc?
     
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