Bad pain on inside of shin. . .

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  1. I'llKillYaFace

    I'llKillYaFace Banned Banned

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    Recently I noticed that after jumping rope and jogging, a pain would occur on the inside of my left shin. It's in the middle and it's about a 4 inch area that gets the pain. Sometimes it's minor, other times like after I went jogging today it was really bad and I had to stop running. I've had shin splints before and this feels nothing like it. Any ideas on what might be causing this, I'm thinking about going to see my doctor about it.
     
  2. lil_ric23

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    go see the doctor, especially if you've had problems in the past. you might be flat footed or overpronate while running. a good running shoe and orthotics should help. but the problem needs to be diagnosed first
     
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    my feet are flat as hell.
     
  4. Ian Coe

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    I've been having problems with my left calf in pretty much the same place as you.


    Still running on it, albeit not as much. I personally have been doing more calf raises and stretches off a step after a run.

    Seems to be better.
    I'm not hobbeling so it's all good
     
  5. MonstrositY

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    it's your soleus mucle. you can google it and see where it is exactly, but it's on the inside of your shin before the major calf muscle. you can feel around around your shin and calf and you'll probably notice your soleus is very tense.

    a couple of tips, run on grass instead. massage and stretch the muscle.
     
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    If it is on the inside of your calf (towards the inside of the other calf - called medial) it could be the digitorum longus. If so, that is a particularly challenging muscle to fix since there is no way to stretch it. You can get it from instibility from impact (either biomechanics/form or structure/skelletal system). Massage, ice and return to impact work slowly.

    If it is the calf muscle (gastroc/soleus) you can stretch alot. Massage the bottom of the fool which will release a major tendon. As suggested look at other shoes (go to a store for runners) and run on more forgiving pavement. You will want to give it time to heal. The more therapy you give it the faster it may heal.

    Pay attention to your form ESPECIALLY when you are tired and still continue to run. YOu can do damage with bad running form.
     
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    On the inside of your shin and you are sure it isn't shin splints? Are you sure? Bad shin splints can be debilitating. The best thing to try (you can try anti-inflammitories in addition but since they hinder muscle growth you might not want to. Your propagative.) is after you work out and get your blood running, forcefully massage the inside(flat) of your shin with ice(fill a paper cup with water and freeze it. Then tear the top off more and more as the ice melts. This is a great way to do it). The reason you do this is because shin splints are caused by cologulated blood along the shin which hurts because then blood doesn't flow properly causing inflammation and muscle distress. Doctors are always excited to tell you to use naporsen or ibuprofen when you often don't need it. When I used to run track a lot this was the number one way to get rid of shin splints(and to help prevent them) and it has been used by tons of elite sprinters. Try it, it hurts like a bitch, but its the best way I know of to get rid of those damn things.
     
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    Would have never thought of that.
     
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    In retrospect, the point about running form and stretching is a big deal that I would never have thought of(I ran so often it isn't a problem but people who do it to help train them don't run the same way). So you are probably right and it isn't splints again. Sorry to question you. If you can, go see a physical therapist or a sports physician rather than a normal doctor. I was put on ibuprofen for a torn hamstring by a normal doctor back in the day. Yay, dumbass.
     
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    my feet are flat as fuck
    i had the exact same problem and i thought it was shin splints
    i was carrying two extra stone from an operation on my nose though
    you can get insteps that work and if you are overweight, do low impact training for a bit before you jump back into skipping and running and stuff
     

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