(Closed) So I purchased good running shoes, shin splint?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Did you go from running outside to running on a treadmill, or vice versa?  Sometimes that can mess with your shins.  If so, I’d recommend putting the incline at 1 for the treadmill next time you’re on it.  I felt better within a day or so.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@greenidlady:  Were you properly fitted for shoes at a decent running shoe store?  You may actually have too much support.  I had those same shoes and loved them for a while, but then realized I needed less support.  Try Brooks!  I am currently using the Ravenna’s and they are great.  They are in the guidance line and are a bit less supportive than the Wave, but I think they are amazing. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

could be a running form issue or a lacing issue, too

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@greenidlady:  Yeah it was nuts – I always get fitted when I buy new shoes, and had just bought a pair last summer when that was happening.  I was thinking I’d have to return the shoes then I read an article about the incline and voila!  Better shins. LOL

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve pretty much given up with any running shoe store expert (true expert or otherwise) trying to tell me what shoe to buy.

I love, love Mizunos and will only run in their neutral shoes.  That being said, I know everyone’s feet are completely different and different feet do best in different shoes.

Shin splints can be caused by a variety of things, including but not limited to new shoes or too much intensity in ramping up mileage.  Do not mess with shin splints, as they can lead to stress fractures.

Honestly, if you can’t run, take the day (or rest of the week) off.  Do yoga or swimming or something low-impact instead.  When you go back to running, start *slowly* (and at 0% incline!) and *slowly* work back up.

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