CAPSTEVE, sounds like shin splints. Yes, changing shoes might help you relieve the problem. The other thing you need to do is warm up your shin muscles before going out. There is a shin warm up that I do and have had many others use before going out.. toe taps. Keeping your weight on one foot put the other out in front of you as though you were going to take a small step. Keep the heel of your front foot on the ground and just pull your toe up as high as you can and put it back down again (not too fast). Don't rock your body, the only thing that moves is your foot with a slight bend to your knee. Do them 25 times with each foot. One other thing that works is walking on your heels for 15 to 25 steps. While most of the time the burning and pain go away, if you don't warm up your shins you do risk the possibility of severe injury. Uphill can exacerbate the pain as well, so be sure to warm up those shins. You'll save on pain. If the pain comes back while running/walking, just stop and do another set.
Ice your shins after you get back. I'm nursing a shin splint that by what I can tell came from racing on off-camber roads. So new shoes, ice and warm-ups are in my immediate future since I have 4 more 1/2 marathons to do this year. Hope we both heal soon.
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