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5/28/13 4:06 P

Maybe you're doing too much too soon. Is the pain on the inner half of your shin or the outer half? That can give clues as to the cause.

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5/28/13 12:08 A

The impact of running is hard on the body, and it can take a while for your leg muscles and tendons to (re)adapt to the impact.

I'd recommend building up a solid base of walking before trying to run, and then transitioning to running through a Couch to 5K program.

You may also find the Spark article "Tips and Hints to deal with Shin Splints" of interest.

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5/27/13 11:13 P

VESUVIOUS, I used to run. I got sick this past January and was just released by my doctor to exercise again. I put on more weight during this time and know that running is a great way to drop the extra pounds. I didn't used to get shin splints. I figured it was the extra weight and being out of shape. Thanks for the help!!

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5/27/13 10:10 P

Are you normally a runner? Do you normally get shin splints? stretching, ice can help with shin splints.

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5/27/13 9:45 P

After a couple of minutes into a run, my left shin begins to hurt. I was told it was my shoes, but I just bought a brand new pair of running shoes and it still hurts. Needless to say, I have to stop running. Any ideas on how to stop the pain so I can run farther?

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