Has anyone had pain in their shins while running on the treadmill, or am I the only one? It starts after about 3-4 min regardless of the intensity. Anyone know whats up?
02-19-2012, 12:32 PM #1
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Sounds like shin splints to me. Common in marathon runners, cross country runners etc:
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02-19-2012, 02:02 PM #3
Have you increased the distance you have been running or the intensity? Chances are you may not be getting enough rest.
Make sure you are not running on hard or uneven road paths. Also make sure your shoes are good to go as well. Make sure they are not worn out.
Before running make sure you warm up properly and try icing when you are done.
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Main cause is too tight of hamstrings...I suggest getting yourself a good foam roll (I prefer "the stick") and rolling your legs down a few times a day. Also stretch...hamstrings, IT band and calfs static stretching and do it often. 3 to 4 times a day even if you're not running that day.▪█─────█▪ Equipment Crew #56 ▪█─────█▪
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I usually get less compared to running on concrete due to the rubber and shock absorbtion and incline. But I guess if you can find nice thick grass with soft earth that'd be less. Preferably up a hill.
For the splints that come from anterior tibialis strain, avoiding heel impact can help, inclines naturally do that.
If your mill has an incline, try putting it on max and see if you still feel sore.
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They can be murder. Had them before, due to running too much..so just reduce cardio. I also strengthened calves through heavy lifts. Also a good stretch beforehand can be pivotal.Me fall is what they invented the word 'never' for
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02-19-2012, 05:09 PM #10
It might be (i.e., almost definitely would be) worth heading to a good sports footwear shop, where they can analyse your gait, ensure sufficient support and a perfect fit, etc. - yes, you'd be spending more than on standard issue "runners", but if you are looking to jog or run a lot, it's a worthy investment, IMO. Just as with weightlifting, you need the right shoes to make sure your body isn't suffering or endangered, needlessly.
And yes, a warmup can help a lot. Again, as with weightlifting, you don't want to be doing this cold.
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