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    Hey guys,

    I've been selected for a leadership course which takes place during the Easter holidays, and as a result I have been training by doing quite alot of CV exercises over the past few weeks.

    Anyways, I seem to have developed a form of injury in my lower shin area but just above the ankle. It only occurs after I've been running (either treadmill or without, but only once after the treadmill). I can do about 4km at a steady pace until it starts becoming a considerable pain and I need to either take a break or stop completely.

    I don't want to take it to the doctors YET incase they tell me that I have to scrap the course and rest it for endless months. A friend of mine said that it was to do with the shoes I'm wearing, another says that it could be to do with the warm up; but surely that would have affected both?

    So really I was just wondering if there are any sporty people on here (not meant to be an insult to you lot) that know about this sort of thing and what I could do to sort it out.

    Thanks x

    You have the classic symptoms of a range of over use injuries known as 'shin splints.' Sadly rest and iceing the afflicted area are the only real cures, with a good lay off of high impact CV work. What sort of leadership course are you doing ? There are ways of coping with it but these come with risks of stress fractures and ligament damage.
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