Calf and shin pain when running?
Palmer Elementary School
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.
Make sure that you stretch fully before and right after the workout
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.
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.