Calf and shin pain when running?

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Mar 10, 2016 9:53pm
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Anybody have any tips to relive calf and shin splints when running? I roll out my calves after every run, but sometimes they hurt so bad I can't finish my workout. Any tips, suggestions, etc would be helpful.
10 Mar
You probably have to stretch before doing any workouts or cardio. It happens to me sometimes .
12 Mar
My shins hurt when I over stride, try going slower and shortening your stride. I've found if I go slow and long then my legs get sore rather than injured.
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Mar 11, 2016 1:20am
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Mar 11, 2016 2:03am
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I focused on long stretch times to reduce the shin splints. Stretching the quads, hamstrings, shins, and calf muscles. Plenty of water, and proteins help reduce muscle cramps also.

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Mar 11, 2016 2:59am
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Make sure that you stretch fully before and right after the workout

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Mar 11, 2016 3:20am
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No

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Mar 11, 2016 7:46am
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I have this problem when I run too. It is getting better but I cannot run more than 5k without issues. So I limit my running to short runs despite wanting to do more. I think for me I have issues due to my posture (pelvic tilt). Here's what I have found helps... Build up mileage slow even if your feeling good and tempted to run further than you should. Take 1 or 2 rest days in between runs while building up mileage. Always warm up and cool down such as walking briskly for 5 mins, doing lunges, squats. .. or something similar. Stretch your leg muscles from hips to feet every day. Use voodoo floss bands to increase ankle range of motion (I feel this helped me alot). Run in barefoot regularly as it helps to train your body how to land naturally (start with a short distance and build up as you could cause an injury). Check your running form, you may need lessons in how to run properly. If you have sore shins, don't run on them! You will delay healing and end up in a worse situation...trust me, I have learnt this lesson many times. Be careful with other jumping activities and make sure you are landing properly. Hope this helps.

25 Mar
What are voodoo floss bands?
29 Mar
No shcool
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Mar 11, 2016 2:50pm
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I used to get shin splints but don't really get that pain anymore... I don't really run much nowadays though.

During that time, I tried reading up and finding ways to fix it. Changing your running stride can help, so your landing on your mid foot, and your feet are not landing very far in front of your body.

I also joined a boxing class & did jumprope for months, not because I had any idea if would help, I just wanted to. Went through a lot of pain. Shins hurting like hell for weeks, but eventually reached a point beyond it.

I also did these workouts I came up with from reading a couple things:
Bulletproof Ankles
Ouch Shin Splints!

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Mar 11, 2016 7:10pm
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What are you using to roll?  I have been through a number of issues lately from running and was shown to use a ball to roll instead - the foam roller was not aggressive enough.   Try rolling before running as part of your warm up or the night before; if you wait till after everything is inflamed and you won't be able to go deep enough without agony.   It works better again if you heat the muscle with a hot water bottle for ten minutes (don't cook it though) before rolling.   I'd also suggest seeing a sports massage specialist to confirm where the issue is - pain can refer a long way from the injury.  
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