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Old 03-21-2002, 04:25 AM
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Default What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

I stretch for 10 mins, but they still tighten up after about 3 mins of jogging. I don't know the exact name for the area of my legs that does this, but I will describe the location:

If you look down at your right leg, halfway between the knee and the ankle, on the right side of the leg (outside part) that area that is hard. What is that area called? I've been trying to jog for a long time now and I still have problems going 3 mins without it tightening up really badly!
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Old 03-21-2002, 05:12 AM
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Default Re: What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

i guess its called SHIN SPLINTS. you have to rest and wait until the pain is gone. Strengthen that area is also recommended.
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Old 03-21-2002, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

Did u just start running? Keep running to you can't run anymore, the more you run the less pain you will have next time you run.
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Old 03-21-2002, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

I had these all through football, and they made 2 a days a living hell. The only thing I could do was take advil and push myself harder.
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Old 03-21-2002, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

SOunds like you got shin splints. Stretch your calves (the muscle below the knee) or all the muscles for that matter. Try writing the alphabet with your foot a few times.
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Old 03-22-2002, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

yea, i had these during the season, and we had 2 a days too, before practice would start, id pop 2 advil, and i wouldnt feel ****. But I think I got hooked on the advil so i would recommend you not taking as much as i did lol it was hard to come off them, also i noticed when taking the advil my performance on the feild was a bit sluggish, and i wasnt too quick, maybe it was just me?
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Old 03-22-2002, 01:37 AM
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Default Re: What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

These are totally shin splints. I log about 30 miles a week, and I get these all the time.

The key to shin splints is that you have to work past them. Just keep running, seriously. You will work past them because something will start to hurt worse. After a while you will forget they hurt! No joke.

A good exercise to work these out is to run backwards while putting yourself up on your toes. Do this for about 100 yards, then jog normally back to your start point. Try this about 3 times, and then get started on your run. This will stretch out your calf muscles, warm them up, and get you prepared to put in the mileage!

Running is a head game. Its not how much you hurt that counts, its how much you THINK you hurt!
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Old 03-22-2002, 01:38 AM
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Default Re: What do my lower legs hurt so much when I jog or run?

SHIN SPLINTS!!!!

They happen when people start running or increase their mileage too quickly.
There is something called the ten-percent rule. Do not increase weekly running mileage by more than ten percent each week. Even if you can handle it cardiovascularly, your shins can't.
They'll go away after you are running regularly for awhile. If you're just starting out, 3-4 miles 3 times a week is good, but build slowly.
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