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5/5/13 3:10 P

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I hard a hard time with shin pain when I first started and found using KT tape helpful. They have several videos on you tube on how to apply it. The tape is a little pricey but worked better than traditional sports tape.

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5/5/13 1:34 P

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try shortening your stride

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BROOKEMSPILLMAN's Photo BROOKEMSPILLMAN Posts: 26
5/3/13 2:58 P

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Thank you! I'm Icing it right now. I've noticed that the pain seems to be from a bone in my leg, not the muscle. I'm pretty sure it could be the fibula...

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5/3/13 2:28 P

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That doesn't sound fun at all!
I've also had shin splints, the placement sounds right but I didn't have a burning either, mine was a pain.
I did a google search and didn't see any reference to shin splints burning there, what I found was burning in your calves while running which is related to the stress in the muscle.
Maybe try ice.
Good luck!

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BROOKEMSPILLMAN's Photo BROOKEMSPILLMAN Posts: 26
5/3/13 2:09 P

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Hello everyone! I've just joined this program, I'm on my second day and geez... This is tough!!! But sometimes when I'm jogging/walking the area right above my ankles on the sides of my leg start burning really badly and I have to stop for about 30 sec to a min. When I start up again it is still burning but not quite as bad. This really makes exercising a chore and very painful! Does anyone have any ideas to what this could be?! I've had shin splints before and they don't feel like this!Help please!

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