Shin splints

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Today I have a really bad case of shin splints. In a feeble attempt to make time go backwards and make myself believe I am actually getting younger and not older, I have been running almost every day now for the last two weeks. In twelve of the last fourteen days I have paced off my six kilometer route in under thirty minutes. My shin splints are killing me, but I just had to run again this afternoon. Had to run again. In order to release extra tensions and energies. You see, today wasn't the best day at work. The economy sucks right now and the chances of finding an assignment in the wonderful world of mobile telecommunications is not that great at all. I was given sound advice to shape up or ship out. Oh well, I will keep on running until I attain what I deserve. Be productive and bring in tons of Euros for my company. Live up to the expectations of others. But what about yours truly? No shin splints for me, not this time around. Keep on going. I am actually getting younger.

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Ouch! I used to get shin splints all the time, back in college days. I heard it was partially caused by shoes that weren't perfect, but I could never test that. Hope you have no more SS's!!!

Well, only my mind still remains back in the college days, Pat. But my body is keeping up a pretty good pace, don't you think? Shin splints are the sign of the times, so just get used to them is all.

I have shin splints, too, Kiffin, and I refuse to quit running. I need to -- I love it. I think that the pain is worth the happiness I get from running a good, long run.

Take two ibProfen before your run and apply Mineral Ice after your run. It works perfectly for me. :-)

Pain and happiness go hand in hand. No drugs for me, though. But I will give the Mineral Ice a try the next time I run. Is normal ice good enough?

Normal ice is good enough but the Mineral Ice sinks down into your skin and seems to help more than regular ice. You're supposed to ice your shin splints immediately after you go running, never ice before.

Oooh -- OUCH! One thing about them..., I stretch them out. It hurts so good, but it's heck to walk on them. I think everyone has named all the tricks I've tried and they all help.

It hurts so "good," are you kidding?! With me it only hurts bad. Sorry if I am not a true blue macho athlete type of person.

I am a cross country runner, I love to run, I have wanted to run for three years, and now that I finally get the chance I get shin splints. I take Ibuprofen, I ice, I try magnetic things, it hurts!!!! I don't know what to do, I quit running for a month, hoping they would heal because it hurt so bad I would cry (and no im not a cry baby, it takes a lot for me to cry) but now that I haven't run for a month I am way behind the team. I can barely run for ten minutes before my leg starts hurting. I have reserched a little and they say not to run because it aggravates it. What should I do? How can I help relieve the pain so I can run, I dont want the pain for the whole cross country season...I just want to be able to run...pain free!

iVE JUST BEEN TO SEE A PHYSIO ABOUT MY SHIN SPLINTS AND AID IM NTO ALOUD TO RUN UNTIL THE PAIN HAS COMPLETELY GONE, TOLD TO CYCLE AND SWIM. bUT I JUST DONT GET THE SAME BUZZ, I CANT STAND NOT TO RUN, SO MONDAY I WENT FOR ONE AND THEY ARE KILLING ME ITS NOT FAIR ALL I WANNA DO IS RUN HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE!! ?

I would say just to take it easy and do not push it. You will just have to take a break from running for awhile, otherwise the shin splints will never go away. The best thing to do is find some substitute for running where you can keep in shape and at the same time not risk injuring your shins any more. Howabout swimming or biking? These can also produce a good workout.

I have shin splints too for the last 5 months. Every morning, my legs would ache and everytime I finished running-short or long distance- my legs would ache, I can't even walk - walking seems so hard to do, I want to cry sometimes (I'm no crybaby). I've been taking advil, and it's been doing a pretty good job, even thou they still sometimes hurt. I'm a newbie runner (6 months), cross-country. I rested after the xc season for 3 weeks during the break, and now they start hurting-again. It's really annoying, but I still want to keep on running. My coach will give me a number for a physio thou, hope that works! I know rest is the solution, but I love running so much!

Get used to shin splints my ass. Its a biometric problem and can be solved if you find the root of it. Ready to give in to age already? Fine, more breathing room for me.

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