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And what do I do about it? I started having some mild shin pain at the end of last week. I ditched my old shoes and got new ones. Same model I've been using for 7 years. It was still a little twinge-y, but not bad. It got better as I ran.<br><br>
Monday, I did the elliptical just in case. Tuesday, a speed workout. It twinged a little at first and then felt fine during the run. A little achy when I woke up, but fine throughout the day. Today, it started aching as soon as I started running. I gave up after two miles because it was getting worse. It's still aching as I sit here.<br><br>
It's the front shin. I think it's a muscle, because it hurts when I press onthe muscle next to the shin.<br><br>
What should I do? It's not terribly serious, but I'd rather take off a couple of days now rather than a couple of weeks or months down the road.<br><br>
Thanks for any advice.
 

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Stretch your cavles. Toe toe raises (while sitting, lift your toe up to the ceiling). Or while laying on a bed face down, hook the tops of your feet over the side of the bed, with the edge of the mattress right at your ankle, and push into the mattress.<br><br>
And stretch your calves some more. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I've been having shin twingeyness too the past few weeks, jebba. I am pretty sure it's inflammation as it feels good when I warm up, but at rest gets achy here and there. There are a few big tendons in the area (tibial tendon, etc.) and the front of the shin where muscles attach to your tibia can get tight and out of whack.<br><br>
I am lightly rolling a rolling pin (the Stick will work too) twice a day, taking ibu, stretching (especially calves), writing the alphabet with my big toe, and icing. It seems to be helping and keeping it manageable.
 

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As an athletic trainer at the University of New Hampshire.. I have 2 things to mention to you<br><br>
1.) SEE A DOCTOR<br><br>
2.) It sounds more like it COULD be a stress fracture. Improper or lack of treatment and/or diagnosis could result in temporary paralysis OR chronic pain in the infected area.<br><br>
2A.) SEE A DOCTOR
 

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Thanks for the advice, guys. I'll do the exercises and stretching. And Sherpa John (what's the story with the name, anyway? - we used to have a SherpaJ here who passed away) thanks for the doctor advice, too. I'm gonna let mr jebba (a doctor) monitor it for a few days and then see a non-family member doc if it doesn't improve.
 

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Oh, my, infected? Gangrene? Yikes.<br><br><br>
Sounds like you're on the right track Jebba. Have you been increasing mileage, or doing anything different in your exercise routine?
 

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Maybe I've been increasing a little bit, but not more than 10% Maybe I'm just getting old. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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It's amazing how sometimes even the slightest changes can impact stride/form and cause us to run "differently". I'd just back off a bit, take some anti-inflammatories, etc., and see if it feels better. Maybe add in some light stretching and strengthening exercises. Just my opinion.
 
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