Shin Splints - Please Read

amb03

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Hi all,

I've been a regular reader of this site for a couple of months now but this is my first post. I may have some excellent news for some that are experiencing 'Shin Splints'.

About three weeks ago whilst out on a run, about 25mins in, I broke down with the worst cramp type feeling in my calves and the front of my shins. After waiting 15mins for the pain to subside slightly i continued to slowly and painfully finish the run. Not thinking much of it, after a couple of days i went out for another run and the same pain appeared, only sooner into the run and much more severe..... absolutlely gutted and fearing the worst I called my old physio, describing what had happened..... the reply,"sounds like Shin Splints caused by over pronation... youre wearing the wrong trainers, etc etc", followed by "rest for a couple of weeks".
Unfortunately rest was not part of my training schedule, I have my PJFT on the 29.11.07, and probably like most of you reading, the thought of not being able to do any proper C.V. for a couple of weeks is not an option.

I decided to get a specialists opinion. Speaking to my local running shop about my physios diagnosis, they pointed me in the direction of a specialist sports injury physio in Manchester city centre... long story short after a consultation with them they diagnosed ' compartment syndrome' which, due to identical symptoms as Shin splints, is commonly overlooked as the problem. After 2 lots of very painful deep muscle massage Im back out running and training to my full schedule. Happy days!

Apologies for the long story but I promise it really is worth getting a specialist to look at your shin splints (or any other injury). It cost me a fortune to see them and for the treatment, but it was more than worth it if you consider that its your potential career at stake.
 

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i had shin splints just got over them a week ago, they were caused by wearing poor trainers so i rested, went to a running shop and they assesed my feet and reccomended a type of shoe, because i over pronate and it neeeded to be corrected.

it only took me about a week to get over my shin splints, i don't get them anymore with these shiny new asics!
 

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Alrite Lad,

Where abouts in town is that?

I had sort of the same problem and i've took bout three weeks off running and concentrated on rowing and stuff but i really want to get back out there.

Matt

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Alright pal,

Its called Harris and Ross (www.harrisandross.co.uk) and its just off deansgate near ampersands if you know where that is? but theyve got an office at Wilmslow too if thats any closer? Well worth going to see them mate, sounds like you were in exactly the same position as me. I had my last treatment with them last Fri (23rd) and still managed to do my PJFT in 8.55mins yesterday morning. I would have still been resting my legs if i had listened to my old physio. Hope this helps.

Andy
 

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MasoN said:
i had shin splints just got over them a week ago, they were caused by wearing poor trainers so i rested, went to a running shop and they assesed my feet and reccomended a type of shoe, because i over pronate and it neeeded to be corrected.

it only took me about a week to get over my shin splints, i don't get them anymore with these shiny new asics!
Hello mate, I over pronate as well, did they recommend any particular type of asics or do most asics help with this?

Thanks
 

MasoN

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He didn't really tell me about the different specifications. He showed 6 pairs of shoes that would fix my over-pronation because they had proper support. i suggest you get down to a specialist sport shop and speak to someone.
 
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