28 Jul '16, 5pm

If something hurts when you run, there's probably a good reason-and a remedy.

Them are shin splints , and them are the worst. When I first began to run, it felt as though my tibialis muscle was being ripped from the bone, fiber by fiber. Guess what! It still feels like that. Except now, I run more often than next-to-never, which means my tender tissues are being yanked from my skeleton at a more frequent rate. For the uninitiated, “shin splints” is an umbrella term for the stress pains experienced in the front or inner area of a runner’s lower leg. In case the ripping description above wasn’t evocative enough, I’ll try again: Imagine your shin muscle is a wet rag you’re wringing out, twisting until it feels so torqued up and taut it can be wrung no more. Imagine someone using two forks to then tatter your shin muscle, in much the same way one shreds a hunk of braised pig into pulled pork. In my case, the pain is always in the front of my leg, never ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/newbie-chronicles/a-pain-in-t...

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