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#1 Post by CNiblo »

Hi guys, first time posting on here, in process of joining up, have currently done the BARB and had my first interview.

I'm currently having a problem with my running the now, having bad shin splints when i go out running, have been seen physio and was given excercises etc to help it. I was told by the physio that the trainers i was using may also be the problem, to switch to using another.

I'm currently using Silver Shadows, just to see if any of yous guys can reccomend anything.

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Colin

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#2 Post by _Mark_ »

If you have shin splints STOP running until they are fully healed, you'll only make it worse. Best bet is to go to a specialist running shop, they should be able to offer you a pair that are suited to the way your feet move when you run. Only problem is they'll want to sell you lovely £100+ pairs, if you have the money, go for it. If not you can get shock absorbant insoles, a decent pair will cost you around £25, however if your old trainers are knackered you could put the money towards a decent pair of running trainers. Take both the advice from your physio and a running specialist, and see what works for you.

Edit- get some ibuprofen gel, and put it on the part thats giving you gip, it's an antiinflamatory and is good to use after your run to stop any swelling.

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#3 Post by CNiblo »

Cheers mate, googled and found a running specalist not too far away so going to head through this week.

If it occurs again i'll give the ibuprofen gel a try aswell never thought that, thanks again mate.

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#4 Post by canadianchris »

Most shin splints are caused by something called overpronation... basically you're running with your ankles sort of bent inwards and what's happening is the shock isn't being fully absorbed by your legs, it's just being done on the inside part. So what I did was try to correct it myself rather than paying a load of cash for some fancy boy insoles.. although a cheap pair couldn't hurt.

This may sound like a weird solution but I basically over compensated on it by running with more focus on landing on the outer parts of my feet... not too much mind you other wise it would look like I am a bow legged cowboy doing the 100 meter dash.

But give it a shot cause it worked for me, I used to never be able to handle doing 6 miles cause my shins ached so bad but now I can bang it out no problem.

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Get yourself assessed at a specialist running shop to determine whether you need neutral lasted (i.e silver shadows) or trainers with a denser inside portion of sole to help correct over pronation (normally the inside part of the sole is grey coloured). Most lower leg problems are caused by tight calf muscles. Its worth doing stretches throughout the day, every day to loosen them up and see if anything gets better. Iv had shin 'ache' very briefly and I noticed that by emphasizing the amount of stretches I done on my calfs helped. I also found that when I ran if I concentrated on keeping my head up and slightly back it would make me less 'forward heavy' and keep some of the weight off the front of my legs.
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#6 Post by Tab »

Whats going to happen when you have to run in your Army boots with a pack on your back.

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You will get served a bowl full of pain....
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#8 Post by CNiblo »

Thanks for all advice guys, going to see physio tomorrow sure it's to do with muscles being too tight.

And that's exactly my worry about boots on and bergan, hence why i'm wanting get it sorte dout before gets any further through my application.

Cheers guys.

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