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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I have been training very hard lately after putting in some high intensity intervals like sprinting, and 400m to 800m. When I run after about 5 minutes my shins begin to hurt. I stop running and I press on my shin bone, but it does not hurt. My bone feels fine (with a few bumps from previous training,) but it does not hurt when I apply pressure, nor do my shin muscles. I get back, and run again but the pain comes back. For about 2 hours later my shins hurt after sitting for a while, or walking a little bit, and after that the pain goes away. It is like this heat that builds up in my shin area that aches, and yet it doesn't when I touch the area. Should I put on the bandages again? Maybe it is a muscle misalignment, so will my muscles be forced to adapt to the new position if I keep bandages on everytime I run for around 5 months? I practice writing letters with my foot on the ground, doing pulses, but I do not feel any tenshion or pain in the shin. Maybe my shins are fine afterall, it must be a cramp in my shin muscles, or something.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a minute, I thought you said you run through things like that and force the body to adapt? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but I am having meta tarsal pain too now because of a huge blister on the back of my left heel slightly under the achilles tendon. So when I run my left leg limps a little bit, because with every land that blister rubs against my shoe. This is also causing my right foot to land on the outside edge of the ball of my foot when I sprint, and I ge metatarsal pain. Since I have been starting to working out my calves too, I heard that it could also be an imbalance between the shin muscle, and calf. Either the calf muscle over powers the shin muscle, or vice versa. How many shin raises do you think I should do, 300 just does not seem to make them ache the next day.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you may be ratcheting up the intensity too much too quickly. Make sure you get enough rest

As far as excercizes to do the letters with the foot are good - another one I always found helpful for strengthening shins is using a bike inner tube and create tension with that do sets of each direction up down right and left
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my shins are fine now, and recovered. I am taking 3 days off from running as I always do before going into a new training cycle. Oddly enough I never had any serious problems with my shins. No tendons getting ripped, shin muscles, stress fractures, etc. I just have built these bony bumps on top of my shin right on the edge in the middle of the tibia.
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