Painful "Pump" in shins.

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    Painful "Pump" in shins.

    Hi guys,
    I have always struggled with a painful "pump" feeling in my shin area when running for as long as I can remember, however since gaining a huge amount of weight (the bad kind) I get them walking and sometimes find myself having to stop until the pain goes away, although it comes back rather easy after the initial onset.

    Does anyone have tips to deal with this? I tried a google search with "painful pumped shins" and all I got was loads of advice about dealing with it whilst using steroids... I definitely do not use steroids so I'm a bit lost lol

    Thank you.

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    You re probably getting what is called "shin splints" and it is more related to shock damage from where you heel strikes the ground. There are several ways to help including stretching your calves, working ankle mobility, getting new shoes (it is a sign that your shoes are worn out), and changing your running style (switching from a heel strike to a toe strike, this one is what cured mine). You can also look into zero drop shoes as this seems to help some but not others.

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      Originally posted by Azercord View Post
      You re probably getting what is called "shin splints" and it is more related to shock damage from where you heel strikes the ground. There are several ways to help including stretching your calves, working ankle mobility, getting new shoes (it is a sign that your shoes are worn out), and changing your running style (switching from a heel strike to a toe strike, this one is what cured mine). You can also look into zero drop shoes as this seems to help some but not others.
      Awesome thank you for reply, I will try and change a few things see how I get on

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