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Dodger

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I am scared that I may not pass my second attempt at PJFT as my shin splints don't seem to be clearing, I want to get the PJFT passed by the end of may as I go to australia in june for 3 months and return not too long before the selection weekend, and I doubt I will have enough time.

What is most annoying is it seems to be the treadmill causing the shin splints, I can run teh PJFT in the required time on road, with little notice of any lower limb pain, however soon as I am on a treadmill, it is affecting me within 2 - 3 minutes, and although I can get into the rhythm, the pain becomes terrible and it hurts to walk for a few days and there is no chance of running on it.


So, I guess I am just asking advice, should I speak to the AFCO and explain to them I am still injured, might have to put PJFT back a few months and miss out being in the next troop with the lads I am with in holding troop, or should I go for it in the next few weeks and risk failing a second time ( probably last as i read afco's aint too happy with people failing at all, never mind twice)

Cheers.
 

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My vote would be to speak to your AFCO and get the date set back until you are happy your shin splints have cleared up.

With regard to the shin splints they are often not an actual medical condition more of a symptom of an underlying biomechanical problem (not as bad as it sounds - honest).

Although the very best advise would be to see a specialist, if you are having trouble due to being flat footed a pair of these insoles may help http://www.yoursole.co.uk/products/footbeds.htm.

They are pricey but I swear by them. I have had them in my boots for about a year and I wear them all the time as they are so comfy. Up until last week I didnt have any for my trainers and lately even after ten minutes on a treadmill I could feel my shin splints coming on. This week (with the insoles) I have been running 7 miles outdoors everyday without the slightest problem.
 

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Have to agree with those insoles, have not found anything better than them
 

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I have those insoles, along with proper orthotic insoles, been to a physiotherapist aswell as a podiatrist, not had any luck with anything, but cheers for the advice lads.
 

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Dam no luck at all? Ouch and you still keep going, my hats off to you man that must be dam painful at stages.
 

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Sorry to hear that. Ice therapy is good to help heal shin splints and certainly helps with the pain. Another tip I have heard (although i personally cant confirm it works) is controlled down hill running, in other words run down hills but run slowly so you are fighting gravity. This is supposed to help strenghten the shins which could help reduce your problem.
 

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Alright fella's

not put you down or anything but Shin splints don't clear up completely you will always have/ feel them. but after awhile they shouldn't affect you while running or cause pain , but i think if you continue to run without proper running shoes the shin splints can affect your knees which is not good.

i hope you do well in your PJFT mate GL


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