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    Sorry SL,

    I didn't see your post in time.

    Strange coincidence about compartment syndrome. That is what has plagued St. Eds star Sean Nemec this year, only it affected his forearms. It required surgery for him, which I guess has taken place now that the state championships are finished. The prognosis is supposed to be full recovery.

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    In addition to the advice given above (the shoes can make a world of difference) I've had good success avoiding shin splints by remembering to stretch after a run. Of course, that doesn't help much once you have them, but the shoes might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    KenS,

    I caught my son at work, but he was able to instant message some comments:

    1. i doubt it's the weather, but that could be exacerbating a pre-existing condition.

    2. the first thing id ask is how old his shoes are, he could just need new shoes

    3. the second is if the shoes he's wearing are right for his biomechanics (pronation, arch height or lack thereof, etc)

    4. the third is that it helps to heat beforehand and ice afterwards

    5. of course, if he has a stress fracture, he's probably screwed, but if the pain just started that's probably (NOT)* the case, and i wouldnt mention it unless the pain persist for a couple weeks because it'll only worry him.

    6. also, in conjunction with point 2, shoe cushioning, as well as running on softer surfaces. treadmills arent bad; grass / paths are better and concrete / asphalt is worse.

    7. but im confident in the advice dispensed above
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    *I added this word in this comment (that I wasn't supposed to repeat to you) as it seems from the context, and in his haste, that he simply missed putting it in.
    Steve, thank you (and your son) for the reply.. I'm really hoping it's not a stress fracture...I don't think it is only because I have pain in both legs... Although it's been almost a week now, which is a rather long time for just shin splints. Hopefully I get a decent run in this weekend.

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    If you use a treadmill do not set in on a incline. Running up a incline non stop will screww up your legs. Run on a flat surface,

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    Maybe you just need to get laid Ken.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Maybe you just need to get laid Ken.......
    I'll get back at you in 20 mins. Fatboy

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    You'll get back in 20 minutes? What are you doing the other 15 minutes? [\joke]
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Ken:

    A popular thing for shoes that I have seen people do is have more than one pair that they run on, so that you would wear one pair one or two days and then another pair for one or two days in a row.

    I am not so sure about not running on an incline at all -- i found running downhill to be the worst. I wouldn't run uphill for 20 mins straight, but I would change the incline to a very moderate gradiant every few minutes and then lower it back down to flat for awhile. This changes the muscle groups worked, slightly changing your tempo works too. The more variable the running is (to an extent) the easier it has been on my body and the longer I have been able to run hard w/ out getting hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oc View Post
    If you use a treadmill do not set in on a incline. Running up a incline non stop will screww up your legs. Run on a flat surface,
    I think the opposite is true. I have had shin splints in the past and when I run on a treadmill, I set it on a steep incline. I feel that the incline will slow you down and lessen the pounding becasue you just can't run that fast.

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