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Shin pain after running and need new shoes

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by IceBus, 18 May 2006.

  1. IceBus

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    Hi all...

    Started doing cardio this week again after bulking since February...

    I did a 45min walk on Tuesday and then went for a short run today just to get back into the swing of things (around 10mins).

    My shins were absolutely killing me when I got back, but I don't think it's shin splints as the pain is on the outside of my shins in the muscles that run up on the outside of my shinbone not the inside.

    Any idea what could be causing it or how to prevent it?

    I don't think this is a medical thread as it's not remotely life threatening, more of a training issue.

    I'm also going to buy some new shoes but I'm not sure what to go for. I'm probably only going to have room to pack one pain of trainers for Uni and so I'm not sure whether to get running shoes or something all purpose that'll do me for football and other sports as well. What would you guys recommend? Can I get something that'll suit a variety of purposes?

    I'm not going to be running huge distances, more running 30mins or so a few times a week for cardio and then some sprints here and there.
     
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    Hitman

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    I had this problem after coming back from ligament damage. Thankfully it seemed to correct itself after a week or so of regular running.

    I bought a pair of Asics running shoes the other week for a bargain £40 which are pretty comfy for the price. I'd advise going to a specialist running shop though.
     
  3. Youstolemyname

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    jjb have a really good range of decent priced running shoes. Go to a running shop and find out what type of runner you are through their assessment. Then go to jjb and get suitable shoes.
     
  4. cleanbluesky

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    Cant say I've suffered from shin splints but I'd imagine that proper shoes would help. Also, build up to excercise. If you find 10 minutes a problem, start at 5 minutes and build up slowly.

    Overtraining will set you back further than merely training slowly...
     
  5. IceBus

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    What do you reckon about running shoes vs all purpose then? As I say, I will only have room to pack one pair for uni.
     
  6. cleanbluesky

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    There is debate on here about the quality of various shoes, but I know that if you go into a running shop and hand over your credit card you can walk out with high-quality running shoes...

    Whether you can get high-quality cross trainers as reliably, I don't know - but remember that running shoes will be better than 'fashion trainers' ...
     
  7. IceBus

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    I don't really care what they look like, it's just a case of my old Nike Crosstrails being absolutely wrecked and they were never any good for football.

    Will playing footie in running shoes wreck them?
     
  8. dobbsy

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    depending on how severe the pain is - you'll need orthotics and probably need to do a lot of calf stretches which may alleviate the pain....
     
  9. SexyGreyFox

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    No no no :eek:

    Go to a proper sports shop that deals with proper runners and not fashion accessories.
    My daughters buy from JJB and I've never seen a proper running shoe in there.
    I'm an overweight bloke but I'm quite fit and the most comfortable running shoe I've ever bought is the Reebok Premier Ultra DMX http://www.bournesports.com/Public/Reebok_Premier_Ultra_DMX_/9501.htm
    I also play football in them and even wear them on stage with my rock band.
    Over the last 8 years I've bought 8 pairs and even after wandering over to Brooks or Mizuno I've always come back to the Reebok.
     
  10. firstborn

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    Shin splints are a catch all term covering all manner of lower leg problems. I cant believe 10 mins of running would cause any problems - or were you sprinting up a 45 degree inlcine from cold or something :p

    Start slow and easy. Run/walk. Get yourself to a real running shop for advice and get some proper running trainers. Don't use them for footy or cross training - there's a reason why football shoes (grass or artificial) aren't built the same. And if problems persist go see a podiatrist.

    ...and we haven't had a running thread for ages, far too much of this thing called football :D
     
    Last edited: 18 May 2006
  11. Youstolemyname

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    I got my asics from jjb :confused: The also do the reebok range. You have to go to the bigger stores for the running range
     
  12. firstborn

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    Yes but the staff in JJB (in general) wouldn't know a running shoe from a welly if they both had a Nike swhoosh on the side
     
  13. Youstolemyname

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    lol granted. That's why i suggested going to a small running shop first and getting your running style analysed. My asics were about 30 quid cheaper than in the local running store.
     
  14. firstborn

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    Ooops - teach me to read the whole of the thread, it is late.... ermm. No excuse :D
     
  15. IceBus

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    My shins were a bit sore from the walk on Monday (it was fairly hilly and I wanted to go at a good clip). I'm not a lightweight honest ;)

    I'll get to a running shop next week and see what I can see. I still don't know what to do at uni though as I'll be struggling to fit all my stuff in as it is without two pairs of shoes.
     
  16. firstborn

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    Tie the laces together and hang them round yer neck! :D
     
  17. zain

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    Too much weight on your legs is the main cause from the looks of things, I used to get them.
     
  18. IceBus

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    Thanks a lot for the advice guys. Went to Up and Running today and purhcased a pair of Mizuno Creation 7's. Very pleased to know I'm a neutral runner and nice to see the video to prove it :)
     
  19. SexyGreyFox

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    Can you imagine that service in JJB?
    You'd need your best trackie on with a fag in one hand and a bag of chips in the other while you walk up and down the aisle while the 16 year old salesgirl tells you they look cool.
     
  20. ojo

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    JJB are okay when you know what you want. For first time buying go to a running shop. After 500 miles or so replace your running shoes with the like model which you may be able to buy from JJB for cheaper.

    I have two pairs on rotation - both Asics. One pair was £80 odd from a running shop and one was £45 from JJB. Both do the job :)