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Shin Splints (Lower Leg)

Pain at the front of the lower leg (shin). can be caused by:

- running on hard surfaces
- overpronation

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Average recovery time: 108 days

Recorded Instances

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joch550 daysI was running later than usual (after the morning rush), on a wooden deck (rather than asphalt), and had a very hard time getting up in the morning. Maybe that was the problem.details
Urban0 daysRest (one day!)details
geoffstacey1 daysIce them after runs, try to have a day off running after most runs and keep to softer ground.details
texas_reckless1 daysdetails
Hobitas2 daysKaip ir tikejausi laiku sustojus gydimas trumpesnis. Po dvieju dienu poilsio ir masazo uzdegimo kaip nebuta. Neprireike nei vaistu nei tepalu.details
siaipsau2 daysdetails
JT2 daysdetails
dariusz2 daysEtwas überlastet, beim skaten im morschen Schnee, dadurch den Ski mehr gehoben als üblich. Mit massieren am ersten Tag eher etwas provoziert. Über die zweite Nacht ist es dann markant besser geworden.details
siaipsau2 dayslyg praejo po 2 dienu poilsio, bet paskui dar vis kankino kazkokie keisti jausmai beveik 2 savaites. todel tesiau gydyma ir toliau. details
runforest2 daysdeep massage, ice and stretched for two days. Took it easy on previous day's rundetails
ales.drahokoupil2 daysdetails
Urban2 daysRest seems to have done the trick!details
Stipe2 daysdetails
kokos3 daysIngen löpning, en hel del tigerbalsam och skidstrumpor på 24/7.details
..3 daysdetails
Pathfinder3 daysdetails
TonyShaw3 daysdetails
Schmidt2173 daysThere were some huge knots in my calves that were pulling the muscle on my shins. Once I got those out the shins felt much betterdetails
hmklaff3 daysdetails
absmith3 daysdetails
Ollie3 daysdetails
ba-ba4 daysdon't run due to knee injury...details
mags294 daysDon't through in a ski walking workout before a race if I haven't ski walked in a while. And stretch more.details
kokos4 daysVila från löpning, Voltaren!details
Hobitas4 daysdetails
Hobitas4 daysdetails
Hobitas4 daysdetails
Agiofws4 daysjust rest and 3 days of bicycledetails
Teichmann4 daysQuark drauf und 3 Tage Ruhe. Dazu ein bißchen Fußgymnastik und der Fuß fühlt sich wie neu an. Jetzt muss ich nur noch den lässtigen Schmerz am Fersenbein loswerdendetails
IKRP4 daysdetails
TimGood5 daysRestdetails
Hobitas5 daysdetails
entrenando1235 daysdetails
GZs5 daysRemélem nem kiabálom el, de úgy néz ki, hogy nem lett komolyabb sérülés a dologból. Lehet, hogy egy kemény talpú/sarkú cipő okozta a fájdalmat, amit a fájdalom jelentkezése előtt kb. egy hétig hordtam. details
texas_reckless5 daysdetails
DavidS5 daysdetails
Fatjeff6 daysCaused by poor left foot position on placement. Concentrate on corect body position while runningdetails
lost6 daysdetails
hmklaff6 daysdetails
Agiofws6 daysrest helped: snow acent ... details
Stipe6 daysOčitno hočem preveč naenkrat - po počitku bolečina izgine. details
Rogue one6 daysdetails
xcsnowskier147 daysI think that this was just a basic case of shin splints and i think i got them last week from doing 4 days of sprints in a row...not that all of them were hard, but i still did 4 days in a row.details
johncrowther7 daysdetails
jennybengtsson7 daysVila från löpning i en veckadetails
gamble7 daysdetails
disorienteer8 daysThis is going to be a continual problem for me if I don't stretch and strengthen the muscles in the lower leg.details
Ollie8 daysdetails
Agiofws8 daysrest for 3 days... details
niallmac8 daysdetails
koriordan8 daysdetails
jadan8 daysDeep friction massage seems to have really started to help now. Improvement every day but deliberately keeping runs easy and short.details
RimvydasA8 daysdetails
Mark38 daysUsed more spiky ball massage and less ice, seemed to recover faster.details
michaeladams9 daysdetails
jfredrickson9 daysDon't try to push through it. Retire any shoes on their upper mile limits and take a day or two off from running. Make sure to ice well after running until they're good and gone.details
JT9 daysdetails
Månsen9 daysSpänstträning inte bra, vadstyrka är bra tillsammans med kyla+ linement!details
Månsen9 daysdetails
nonstop9 daysStopped running for one week and only focused on calf strength. Calf raises and heel walking really got some strength into my lower legs.details
Magic10 daysdetails
lorrieq10 daysWhat Colm saiddetails
mjulius10 daysWow, stretching.details
Mr Wonderful10 daysTry not to force a toe/ball landing, and stretch those overtight calvesdetails
marcitailor10 daysPihentetés! Masszírozás nem fog használni!details
candis_derksen11 daysRest, rest, rest. I took about a week off of running and did weight training and swimming instead. Im going to continue with the weight training to improve my muscles in my legs.details
tRicky11 daysRest.details
Englishrob12 daysWasn't shin splints?!?!? just pulled a lower leg muscle hitting a rock side on?!?!?details
A.Child12 daysSofter ground is best. Run along the shoulder if you must do road runs.details
JL12 daysVila/alternativ träning!details
Teichmann12 dayshelps: cooling after the training. Comes from the 5k test- to much track training in the weekdetails
sajmoen12 daysdetails
stiffyharding12 daysdetails
..13 daysLabai bijodamas fiksuoju, kad issigydziau..details
nana13 daysmore biking, cooling, stretching the calvesdetails
Ollie13 daysdetails
JohnDingelstad13 daysdetails
ȷames13 daysJust did nothing for a fortnight, then straight into a 12km terrain race. Probably not the best management but I think it's worked...details
shea_craig14 daysI haven't been running. I notice little round popping out bits on shins while doing squats, and they still tweak when bending funny, but mostly gone. I talked to the trainer about ways to avoid this in the future-stretching and strengthening the shins.details
miomy14 daysAlmost two weeks without running just to make sure they healed. Will continue with heat/ice and ibubrofin after every run. They are tight but not painful after 12 days.details
Nick Harris14 dayscauses: probably bio-mechanical, aggravated by increased running volume, a couple of intense rep workouts, and that fukn hockey game! recovery: stop running immediately, ice, massage, stretching calves, ongoing management: yet to see how this goes, but do the prescribed exercises, and ice/massage as required.details
RASPUTIN14 daysRICE, plus put on the aircast boot. Next time I get any sign of crepitus, I shut it down right then and there, RICE, and put on the boot (or wrist brace if from paddling/lifting etc). details
Ollie14 daysdetails
cherry14 days2 weeks no runningdetails
o'man14 daysSeems (largely) OK now. Occasional niggle, but not stopping me doing anythingdetails
StrEeT iLLeeT15 daysrunning on them and doin a few streches tht i have been told seems to have helped. 4 days off sik wuld of helpeddetails
bwhitch15 daysStretching and strengthing. Focus on hips and knees. Ceased pavement running. I was shocked at the quick recovery. Pushed it hard on may 18 and things seem fine. Still a little sore but improving greatly.details
Ollie15 daysdetails
wildwood15 daysdetails
GM15 daysresolved through seeing physic, not running for 2 weeks, anti inflammatory drugs, icing, stretching, strengthening ... but most important was to stop early and fix itdetails
runforest15 dayscause - change of shoes, getting back to training after a race, tough downhills in training and race solution - massage, shins and calves - both causes imbalance and shin being the weak gave in. massage- use trigger point chart to determine wheredetails
apb11415 daysProbably did a bit too much mileage in the preceeding days. Main issue may have been a 10 minute break in long run to watch marathon, then setting off with no stretching? Rest had the desired effect, just hope that increasing the miles won't mean an ongoing problem.details
Psuba15 daysdetails
aroesch16 daysdetails
JL16 daysSkötte det bra till slut. Två veckors vila från löpning gjorde susen!details
Procrastin8or8916 daysStopped running (16 days in total)details
Ralph Mnguni17 daysdetails
Mark317 daysI do remember having a really sore right calf a few days before Mourne; I wonder if that was anything to do with it? Regardless, it seems to take 18 days for this to recover, this time and last time. Walking around on toes and heels are good strengthening for calves and shins respectively, so will try and do those a lot.details
Ptr18 daysdetails
sojder18 daysdetails
Mark318 daysI did a few races in the week before the OMM with very tight calves; insufficient warm up.didn't think much of it.then no warm up at all before the OMM itself, due to rain, cold, having the bag, etc. Then running with the extra weight of the bag, especially downhill, put it over the edge I think. Wisdom - warm up properly! And I've been doing a lot of stretches - calf and quad and shin, on the basis that they can't hurt.details
mkb090919 daysdetails
linus_sandgren19 daysBara att köra på, ovana orsakadedetails
JonasB19 daysdetails
A damp otter19 daysdetails
justus20 daysdetails
apb11420 daysComplete rest for two weeks. Slight pain still in hyper extension and flexion but no issue during or after exercise. details
Magic21 daysdetails
Dangerman21 daysIncreased time too much from previous week.details
dancarter21 daysI think it was caused by running road in worn out shoes. I never run road. I was recovering from the hamstring and did 8 miles in old shoes. I slowly began running on the injury. I made sure to warm it up, stretch it and adjust my posture and stride when pain arose.details
Tom22 daysdetails
roschi22 daysrest, ice, Idetails
4erramses22 daysdetails
patschi.22 daysdetails
radulan00722 daysTried all kind of cream/gel/ice/medicine but in the end I don`t really know which one worked...details
hkleaf23 daysRest and ice. Also did some strengthening exercise for the shin. The cause of pain is likely attributed to worn out running shoes, as well as sudden increase in training volume.details
Psuba23 daysdetails
Embo24 daysFollowing a decent amount of rest (14 days no running approx which included being ill) when I went out again there was no pain. In the mean time I have been stretching my calves for 4 mins every day (while I clean my teeth) plus extra whenever I do exercise. Need to keep the stretching up. Aim: to touch my toes by half mara day. Also I think my 1:50 target for the half mara might have gone out the window as it was going to be hard work even with the full training schedule. Might lower the ...details
Paul Frost24 daysUpped my mileage a bit to much in a week when the weather was too good not to go out.details
AdventureGirl!24 daysCaused by tight calves, and wearing shoes in less support. Help by icing, using KT Tape, massaging muscles beside tibia and wearing compression sleeves. details
Grandpa Jameson24 daysrest.... usually works.details
silverolive25 daysdetails
mood25 daysdetails
GS25 daysJANNINEdetails
Nina.25 daysAbwarten und Laufpause. Nach 3 Wochen wieder anfangen, auf weichen Untergründen zu laufen, Asphalt meiden!details
thewottler26 daysdetails
tRicky26 daysdetails
00726 daysdetails
cherry27 daysrun a lot less on roads and no fast stuff for at least 2 weeksdetails
Zimmers27 daysdetails
OL_Tony27 daysLangzaam weer het lopen opgepakt. tot int 3 geen problemen. Voorlopig zie ik geen problemen meer. Ben wel allert op klachten.details
nickm27 daysdetails
linus_sandgren28 daysdetails
USKiwi28 daysFucking awful details
moshnroll29 daysdetails
Ollie29 daysdetails
Mr Wonderful29 daysdetails
RosieWatson30 daysDon't overtrain!details
tomtom30 daysdetails
MSoutham31 daysDon't run in hiking boots again.details
skoeld32 daysBannlyste asfalten och körde långa pass på mjukt underlag. Ska återintroducera asfalt långsamt så att jag inte får nya besvär.details
skoeld33 daysdetails
LeanneG34 daysdetails
SteveDana34 daysdetails
ziggyr35 daysR&Rdetails
tRicky35 daysdetails
linus_sandgren35 daysdetails
Jan Erik Naess37 daysI wore compression socks for my shins whenever I ran and it slowly went away.details
Nick Mead39 daysdetails
Knutern9739 daysdetails
beeker40 daysdetails
rcro40 daysdetails
saulo1140 daysdetails
forest grump40 daysdetails
linus_sandgren41 daysdetails
hkleaf42 daysLots of rest, ice, and non-running exercises (primarily biking). Also did some strengthening and stretching exercises.details
fluceluce42 daysdetails
SimonB42 daysno longer feel shins when walking around only when jogging for more than five minutesdetails
BB.42 daysRest, ice, cycle then shorter, easier runsdetails
G43 daysWith time it sorted itself out. Early on got a massage on all my right leg muscles. details
Eerola43 daysdetails
ev44 dayswell i think im recovered only felt a little tight today, this injury is ongoing though and will flare up if i dont train wisely. I think this bout was caused by me over training in the weeks before easter. Having the wisdom teeth out help me get over it as i was forced to rest for a few days.details
lost44 daysdetails
Fifth Column44 daysdetails
patgie44 dayscare about the shoes, don't do too much speedwork on high mileage trainingdetails
Mick47 daysdetails
Dangerman47 daysEase into running. If you are not a runner and are taking up running, ease into it. 10% increases max and take it easy.details
AmeliaKennedy47 daysdetails
ks47 daysdetails
Rich47 daysTibial Anterior strengthening exercisesdetails
NoahD48 daysI wore a neoprene calf/shin sleeve during my runs. I am still wearing it on my runs though there is little to no pain. Stretching and ice also helped. details
Gooder49 daysCaused by increasing mileage too fast and wearing running shoes that were worn out. Rest, new shoes and massage treatment helped recoverydetails
tRicky49 daysRest, ice.details
Eerola53 daysdetails
..56 daysdetails
tRicky57 daysdetails
LiveWideLoveDeep57 daysincrease in volume on swimming, bike / intensity bike / fit - pace faster running -details
Kims58 daysdetails
Adrian Hamouda59 daysCooliodetails
Grandpa Jameson59 daysREST is the key. 2 weeks no running.details
amandap59 daysI was forced to take off over 3 weeks for an ankle related injury.details
siriulv61 daysdetails
Niamh☀61 daysLess road runningdetails
Chief61 daysLot of rest, chiro, laser therapy and running form changes!details
Ernie_wise63 daysdetails
Hanabanana64 daysdetails
Tom65 daysphysio fixed them up good. some rest from running helped too and plenty of strechingdetails
AmeliaKennedy67 daysthey are gone...for now. I can finally walk down stairs without hobbling. I am still not going to run/jump/skip for at least another 2-3 weeks and when I do I will build up very, very slowly, because if they come back I will have to throw myself out the window.details
Sarah70 daysdetails
j.freshman73 daysit's gone away (for now)details
Sludo73 daysdetails
RosieWatson74 daysStrong anklesdetails
AratusGitan80 daysdetails
Hanabanana80 daysdetails
Ptr81 daysSprang inte för mycket asfalt, men försökte ändå göra det 1-2 ggr varje vecka för att hålla asfaltslöpningen ok. Gjorde ett två veckor långt uppehåll under jul-nyår. Sen körde jag på och klarade mig genom maran, så då får den anses hel och fin.details
bethh81 daysdetails
CalumK83 days- Caused by trying to go into reanonably high milagage strainght away after coming back fro broken ankle - Up milage slowly after long time outdetails
The Skunk 84 daysdetails
BB.85 daysNothing helped other than time details
cporter86 daysdetails
hodgepodge88 daystook 2 months off: september, october. Had Davinator take a look at Thxgiving -> some flexibility issues plus right glute inactivity. rx some glute exercises.details
lillFigge90 daysdetails
megcd93 daysdetails
Jõujõu99 daysdetails
OLLE99 daysalmost done. recovered by not running pretty much at alldetails
Flakey102 daysdetails
Adrian Hamouda105 daysEhh, sometimes they still hurt but they are pretty much gone. details
kbcity106 daysRICE - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation and take some time off to give your body enough time to recover.I've spent the whole month doing absolutely nothing.details
bowden107 daysdetails
j.freshman108 dayswhenever i begin to train hard the pain returns. nothing to do but ice and stretch.details
G110 daysDid 3x50 reps of the following exercise while holding weights for a couple of weeks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vZVq3ov914 Also strengthened anterior by sitting on chair with heels on floor, then raising toes off floor, keeping heels on floor, repeatedly 'til exhaustion. Did the job hopefully. details
Ralph114 daysdetails
mortenneve121 daysdetails
NSAR122 daysran through it mostly, but did ice and take rest days when it was baddetails
3m125 daysTore ACL so the one positive is that it has given my shins a chance to recover.. they will get an additional 12 months to recover now also. details
Dangerman126 daysGet a definitive diagnosis first, then treat.details
vosvos130 daysdetails
silje131 daysdetails
bun141 daysdetails
EmmaC151 daysdetails
koriordan151 daysdetails
Ernie_wise168 daysIce, rest and sensible increase in mileage.details
Knutern97174 daysdetails
-181 daysdetails
Vaala190 daysDo not run in shoes that give you niggles EVER. Rest. Do alternative exercises that don't put a strain on the shins (i.e. no running).details
cherry201 daysdetails
Rosco210 daysdetails
AliceCampbell216 daysNot training details
IanW227 daysdetails
eadams227 daysdetails
jameshi233 daysRest and calf raise.details
Mica239 daysdetails
T Morrison290 daysPhysio for hip, glute, calf and core details
huon349 daysdetails
tommig350 daysTime and stretching. Shins sometimes sore after running but not causing me as much concern as before... details
MVB361 daysdetails
Tom381 daysdetails
mdryak397 daysToo fast of increase in mileage. Exercises and smart training, lots on soft surfaces helped with recovery. details
kess414 daysdetails
EmmaSlemma522 daysdetails
3m555 daysTear ligaments in ankle will effectively resolve shin splintsdetails
slangjudoka701 daysdetails
nh710 daysNorway. So soft, no impact. Generally being a boss helped toodetails
philm64740 daysdetails
tomtom765 daysdetails
Siobhan930 daysHopefully all good. Only running every second day, building up slowly, got rid of my orthotics cause I don't think they helped. HAVE TO do strengthening exercisesdetails
Siobhan934 daysHopefully all good. Only running every second day, building up slowly, got rid of my orthotics cause I don't think they helped. HAVE TO do strengthening exercisesdetails
Tim F1488 daysdetails
calum2793 daysdetails
Eco4778 daysStill present but managed. Chiro, exercises, improved running form, Barefoot Science.details
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