Update. Was fitted for and bought som asics gels. Have been icing and stretching all week went out today and rean a mile and a half in new trainers with NO PAIN! Ive had no pain all day either. Trainers felt so nice!
Get the Symtoms mainly after. I do feel it during running but this pain will ease the More continue to run. Strangely the most time i feel it is when I'm driving. I have a fairly long drive to work and by the time I get there I can feel it. Nike Pegasus.
Thinking of buying a pair of Nike barefoots any experience from anyone or should I just bite the bullet and get fitted? I have a netrual foot.
UPDATE though: I've ditched my physio I didn't want to as I've Spent so much in going but I just don't feel it's working for me.
Downloaded an app called strong runner and have being doing the stretching exercises each day. I've also been going to yoga and not sure if its psychological but I feel this is helping. Thanks for all responses
Did a slow pace short stride outside run on Friday and did 15mins, had minimal pain in legs and so have just got bk from a 45min swim.
Went to the gym twice last week, first time i managed 45min cycle (really low gear) and 10min run. I tried relaxing my feet as advised and short strides. Next gym session I managed 45mins cycle (really low gear) and 15min run. Was really pleased with this as although I could feel the shin splint pain after it only really lasted a couple of days and wasn't nagging. In between these gym sessions i also did an hours swim session, most exercise Ive done in months yippeeee!
THEN.....went back to physio who said they felt no better but also no worse and recommended I did the same amount of exercise this week. So went to gym on thursday and within 5 mins on the treadmill I could really feel the pain in them so much that I gave up running and went back to cycling where I could still feel it. Legs have been sore since especially to touch.
Going for a swim today but feel a bit back at square one. Thanks for the advice about the gel will see if i can order. have been using the KT tape and that does seem to ease it.
I began running October 2011, in really rubbish trainers. They were so bad that my friends laughed at the slapping sound the made when I ran!! So I invested in some nikes, ran 2-3 times a week for about 3 months, gradually building myself up to 5 miles. Looking back now I did feel the shin pain build up, but just gathered this was just the usual muscle ache you experience after exercise. Then it began to be noticeably painfully whist running, and after Internet research I self diagnosed myself with shint splints and went to see a physio who treated me with ultra sound and tens machine. During the summer I worked abroad and was aware that the pain was still there, so when I returned in sept 2012 I went back to the physio and am STILL being treated for them now! They just won't go away! two weeks ago my Physio stopped treating my left leg as it was no longer painful, but today I felt again. I can't seem to do any exercise and meanwhile my fitness is going down the drain and my waistline is getting wider! Has anyone else suffered this long? Thanks