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5/14/14 7:58 A

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I've struggled with shin splints in the past, in the military mostly but a bit here and there after. I've done PT, tape, reduced activity (would just flare up later) and ultimately what worked for me (and it's been years since I've had them flare) was walking through it. I've never had them running, just when I was doing long distances walking or marching. I just decided the heck with it and endured the pain and they resolved in a few weeks. So, take that for what it's worth, which really isn't much because we're all different. At the least I'd ice, take anti-inflammatories, and you can try taping/wrapping. I've got a runner friend who has posted about how great this Arnica rub is to the point where I'm considering buying a tub because I've been battling a wicked case of plantar fasciitis.

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5/12/14 12:32 P

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Thanks! I have running shoes which I just bought (went to a running store and had the guy help me) but it still may be the shoes. Would you happen to have the link to that video? I'd be interested to see it, I can search for it. I am hoping that they will not be just something that I am prone to and that will affect my progress. They hurt!!

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5/11/14 4:02 P

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Hey, welcome to the team : )
I got terrible shin splints when I first started. The main problem for me was that I used just regular trainers. Turns out they make running shoes for a reason! There's also a video here on SP specifically for shin splints; I found that got rid of the last issues after a couple of weeks.

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5/11/14 1:05 P

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Just found this forum. Am new to running and started C25K a few weeks ago. I repeated week 2 because i didn't feel that I could do the long 3 minute run in week 3. So right now, I just completed w3, d2 and did both 3 minute runs. Was hard but I got through it.
One thing I am having issues with right now is shin splints. Anyone have any methods to keep this at a minimum?


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