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    hey guys, I absolutely love to run and normally get in 5-6 runs a week (distance ranges from 5k-10k) approx 6min per km. I recently upped my mileage and I guess did it too suddenly as I got shin splints. So i've taken a break from running for 10 days. I just ran about 5.6k this evening slowly and didn't have any pain, however when I finished my lower left leg was a little bit swollen. I always warm up and cool down properly, plus i've iced it and taken ibuprofen. Is there any advice you'd give me?

    Thanks happy running!
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    I used tiger balm on the area where the pain is, then rest my legs for the rest of the day. I have really bad shin splints as a result of stupidly doing hiit 4 times a week. I find it helps to do any type of running every other week and do a different type of cardio instead, cycling is great.
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    I'm resting this week; doing crunches and press-ups. My feet are killing me after 7 days of running for months!

    And I too love running! It's like a drug I tell yea
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    thanks guys - yeah I used to get them too after doing ridiculous amounts of hiit haha, I only do that once or twice a week now :-) Did the tiger balm help? I may invest..

    I just went on a run this morning and my shins were fine, even better than yesterday. So i'm not too sure what the problem is. Think i'll get some new running shoes too as mine have seen better days haha
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    (Original post by louthelion)
    thanks guys - yeah I used to get them too after doing ridiculous amounts of hiit haha, I only do that once or twice a week now :-) Did the tiger balm help? I may invest..

    I just went on a run this morning and my shins were fine, even better than yesterday. So i'm not too sure what the problem is. Think i'll get some new running shoes too as mine have seen better days haha
    Do you heel strike? That always gives me shin splints.
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    (Original post by Daviant)
    Do you heel strike? That always gives me shin splints.
    no, I land on my mid foot
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    Kinda in the same boat but I got it worse stress fracture. Ouch

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