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Posted by: Kerry | 2008/06/20

Pain in shins

Hope you can assist. I am 34 years old and have always lead a moderately active lifestyle. I have over the last few (approximately 3) months however not been as active as before. It was then that I decided to take up running which initially entailed walking the majority of fun walks / runs. However a week ago I successfully completed my first 10 km run and was very enthusiastic and looking forward to further challenges.

The problem is that the day following the 10km race I felt pains in my shins which has now severly hampered my progress. Rest thus far has not helped

My questions are:

1) Should I train through the pain (as some people have advised)
2) Should I see a sports doctor or biokinetist
3) Bearing in mind that prior to embarking on my training I went to a specialist shoe store (Heart & Sole I think) who provided me with New Balance shoes that I am currently using, would it make sense to see someone who could analyse my running style

Basically, where should I start?

It would be great if you can point me in the right direction.

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Hello Kerry,
Never train in pain.

Consult an Osteopath to find out the reasons behind the problem before you search further.

Best regards

Dr. Guy Ashburner Osteopath

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