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    sexanoe is offline Second Set
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    pain in both my legs

    this is not shin splits, which i had very bad before but eventually went away

    its on the inner area of my lower legs, a few inches above my ankle (shown in picture). Im going to go out on a limb and say that it feels like the pain is from my bone instead of the muscle.
    The pain seems to come a day after running where it hurts just to walk and running is nearly impossible. A few days rest brings the pain down to run again but the problem comes back. I can immediately feel the pain creep back the moment i try run or jump. I stopped running and stuck to my crosstrainer (dont feel pain using it) and even cut back on leg extensions(the pain is at about the same vertical level as where i lift with my legs, yet i still dont feel pain when doing them).
    After several weeks of trying to rest the area the pain is still there. Any ideas?

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    sexanoe is offline Second Set
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    after a year im still having this same problem. I have ran last night for the first time after a month of no running. After about 15 minutes the pain described in the first post crept back to the point where I had to stop running. Right now they actually feel ok (they usually are sore the morning after) but I know if I keep running the pain will keep coming back.
    Anyone have any guesses what this could be?

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    Dallen is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Do you notice the pain only occurring at a certain point and time? Like are you running for X minutes, then notice the pain? Or are you feeling it right off the get-go? Are you feeling it more on one leg than the other? Or are both legs equal in pain?

    I'm no medical doctor, but it sounds like the problem is surface or shoes or running style. What it really comes down to is a good pair of shoes that fits your type of foot and running style. The surface is quite important as well. Running on the streets can be very stressful to your legs and knees. Most streets are curved to drain water, so running can put more pressure on one side of the body.

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    g8r80 is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Sounds like you may have shin splints again, my friend. You describe a pain on the inner tibias but your pics refer to the outer tibias.

    Symptoms: "Tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner part of your lower leg",
    Shin splints: Signs and symptoms - MayoClinic.com

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    sexanoe is offline Second Set
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallen View Post
    Do you notice the pain only occurring at a certain point and time? Like are you running for X minutes, then notice the pain? Or are you feeling it right off the get-go? Are you feeling it more on one leg than the other? Or are both legs equal in pain?

    I'm no medical doctor, but it sounds like the problem is surface or shoes or running style. What it really comes down to is a good pair of shoes that fits your type of foot and running style. The surface is quite important as well. Running on the streets can be very stressful to your legs and knees. Most streets are curved to drain water, so running can put more pressure on one side of the body.
    yes its equal pain
    when the pain starts it depends on how much rest i have, if i dont run for atleast 2 weeks I can often run the full 10 minutes (i usually run for 10 minutes and do the rest on my cross-trainer)
    if I try to run constantly (every other day) the pain will start immediately... it sometimes gets so bad I can barely walk
    again i can jump on my cross-trainer and pedal as fast as i can without any pain
    one of the first things i did was buy some Nike cross trainer shoes when I had this problem and it didnt help, Ill buy some new shoes again and see if it helps

    and WOW i actually cannot remember for certain which side of my legs the pain usually was on, its been a while since i ran
    right now its definitely on the INSIDE of my legs
    but I could have sworn the pain was usually on the outside as seen in the pic

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    barcara is offline In Orientation
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    chronic execertional compartment syndrome

    hey, i was recently told that i had Chronic Execertional Compartment Syndrome about 4 months ago. i went ahead and jump straight to the surgery option. i have had similar problems that you have experienced. my symptoms included burning, tingling, numbing and if i ran through the pain i wouldn't be able to lift my feet upwards. Now when i had my surgery 4 months later i still have not been able to run so my doctor recommended a bone scan for me revieling i had a slipped disk in my lower back. i have never had back pain but when i tried to run i had these horrible symptoms in my legs. working out and being pyshical are both strong parts of my life, i ran through the pain as i played football my senior year of highschool and this might have caused perminate damage to my legs. i want you to get into the doctors office asap and ask him about the testing for CECS or a possible buldging or slipped disc. i hope this helps you. please research this syndrome and see if any of the symptons agree with yours. god bless

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    nikalikalilizard is offline In Orientation
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    Have you ever thought that maybe it was because of the surface that you are running on? One of the good things that i have found from cross training machines is that they are low impact on your joints and body. Running and jumping creates a sort of pounding on your body and without actually being used to that sort of repeated impact on your body, it can get really sore. It takes some time for your body to get used to that sort of exercise and its impact on your body so you may need to have to work through it to get to a point where it doesn't hurt anymore.

    When I first started training for my first race (10 miles), i was running on concrete and i felt a lot of aches and pains in my joints and weird parts of my body. I had a friend tell me that it was probably just my body getting used to that kinda of exercise (im an elliptical girl, myself) and that i needed to just keep going until my body got used to it. I did that and ended up being able to run the mileage i needed without all the aches and pains. Hopefully this is what your problem is too and you can get through it! Good luck!

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