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I started running, well very slow running about 2 weeks ago. First week went great, second week i developed really bad pains in my legs.
The pain is in the inside of my lower legs from my ankle up to just under the knee (but not the calf muscle)
Im finding it terrible to walk, have to walk down the stairs sidewards. Just after running I cant even bear to stand still for too long until I take painkillers. I tried resting my legs for a few days but the pain only got very slightly better. Even several hours later when Im not doing anything I can still feel that my legs aren't right, though not exactly hurting until I get up and walk.
Any ideas???
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Sounds like a vague joint problem to me, maybe too much too soon? How far have you been running? What shoes are you wearing, and do you know whether these are right for your gait-type?

In any case, take it easy, stop until it goes away completely, and it maybe wouldn't hurt to research some warm-ups and stretches particularly for your affected part. Just google it or visit runnersworld.com or something. Sorry I can't be any more help, the only problems I've had with injuries with running have been based on having the wrong shoes lol.
 

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Sounds like new shoes needed. Although not particuarly experienced, it sounds like your running style and shoes. Think that pain in your leg comes from the way your shoe hits the ground and slightly twists your leg. Would get more expert advice than me to check it out though!
 

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Hiya, sounds like your in the same position as me, I have just started running too and within two weeks developed pain is in my knee. I have been doing research on the web and main causes seem to be, as others have already mentioned, doing too much too fast, inappropriate footwear and certain muslces not being strong enough which leads to too much stress being put on certain areas. Management of these types of injuries seem to generaly involve getting proper trainers which suit your gait style, slowing down your training intensity and doing exercises to strengthen specific muscles. Thats just what I have got off the web mind you so don't take it as gospel! I have now got some proper trainers which do feel much better and have printed off some exercises to strengthen the muslces supporting the knee cap. Wil just have to see if it works - I hope so as I really like running. If I had the money I would love to see a physiotherapist as I am sure expert advice is probably the best option with this sype of situation. If your problems persist that is what I would suggest as a physiotherapist or podiatrist can diagnose the problem properly.
 

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Agree with the otheres, go get checked out and fitted with a pair of running trainers (from a specialist shop) and see how it goes after that.

In the mean time, best to have a break, ice it up and hope it fix's itself.
 

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Hi All

I started running, well very slow running about 2 weeks ago. First week went great, second week i developed really bad pains in my legs.
The pain is in the inside of my lower legs from my ankle up to just under the knee (but not the calf muscle)
Im finding it terrible to walk, have to walk down the stairs sidewards. Just after running I cant even bear to stand still for too long until I take painkillers. I tried resting my legs for a few days but the pain only got very slightly better. Even several hours later when Im not doing anything I can still feel that my legs aren't right, though not exactly hurting until I get up and walk.
Any ideas???
Thanks in advance
posterior shin splints Pain on the inner side of your lower leg where the calf muscle meets the big shin bone, if the pain is severe you may have strained this area .
You've strained a musccle that gives some support tothe arch of your foot(the muscle runs from the shin bone around the ankleand attaches behind the ball of the foot) you probably have flat feet .
Remedy:- To ease pain and reduce inflamation ice your shins immediately after running keep the ice pack on for 10/15 minutes keeping your foot elevated all the while
Take aspirin or ibuprofen at mealtime to helpreduce the inflamation further

Definately cut back on your mileage and perhaps take a few days off .Whatever you do you do not want to run through the pain
You will only make your injury worse and could wind up with a stress fracture .

W ork on stretching your calf muscles by doing wall pushups several times a dy particularly before and after exercise be careful not to overdo it ,overstretching can only do more damage

Ease into the stretchand go only to the point where you feel the muscle resist the stretch .There should never be any discomfort

You may need arch support

GAIT ANALYSIS IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Take it easy
 
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