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I am having pain in the inside of my lower leg around my tibia. It is ok walking, but as soon as I run it is painful and it increases significantly during the run. I haven't run for a week, but I have competed an exercise video twice and it is still aggravating me. Is this likely to be similar to shin splints or something that really needs more rest to recover?

I really hope it is a minor overuse injury as I am running a half marathon in march.

Cheers for any help.
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Hi age... my first two questions would be:

How long have you been running for? and
Do you have running shoes that were recommended to you by a running specialist based on your running style?

It sounds like it could well be shin splints, obviously being an overuse injury it could simply be down to you trying to do too much running before your body has adapted, additionally if you don't have the correct running shoes then this will most likely add to the problem. I'm not sticking my head out and diagnosing that it is shin splints, but it's certainly a possibility.
 

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I've been running on and off for a few years, but recently only been training for 3-4 weeks.

I have specialist shoes and insoles from a podiatrist because of other problems.
 

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Good to hear you got some sound advice when sorting out your footwear! :) It could still be shin splints through overtraining... though i'm sure some of the other forum members who are much more knowledgeable than myself on running injuries will be able to offer their advice/opinions.

If all else fails though you couldn't go far wrong with a visit to a physio...
 

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Sounds like ITBS as you are training for a HM (me too) I would go and see a physio who will assess you and probably give you a rehab program. I've had this mostly because of wearing inappropriate footwear and it can be really painful and I was off running for 3 monhs and it probably took 12 months after that to get it properly under control

Icing the affected area 2 or 3 times a day should help to reduce the inflammation
 
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