Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:42 PM
Also never had shin splints before, but guessing that is the problem, but my shins are only sore during the run and really tight afterwards? normal symptoms of shin splints?
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:38 PM
My orthotics seem to be putting alot of pressure on my arches
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:36 PM
For long-term management, I found that it important to treat the calves more than the shins.n splints. A combination of things worked for me: Acupuncture and massage on my calves, calf stretches and a good pair of shoes. I too pronate, but not too badly apparently... As far as running technique goes, I try to make the minimal amount of noise when I run, and I have also had to shorten my stride. By doing all this I can run without pain (Yay!), but also when I'm training too intensely I will feel a warning "niggle" that I use as a warning signal to back off a little, or book in another massage and acupuncture session.
I hope you find a combination that works for you - good luck and happy running!