10 Feb New Shoes – Sore Shins. Help.
NEW Footwear ‘Saucony’
“I can’t find a bad thing said about them online but since switching over from an Asics Nimbus I have been getting shin splits. It’s a shame as I seem to be trimming back my time but I am feeling it and have had to take a week out.
Maybe I need time getting used to them but just wanted to ask for any advice. “
Suggestions and rough explanation.
1. Is your problem and injury or a niggle. Injuries require assistance from a medical professional and would usually be severe. Niggles are ‘soreness or mild pain’ resulting from exercise. In most cases ‘niggles’ are the normal. ** we always recommend the advice of a professional Physiotherpist, Doctor or Sports Medical scientist.
2. Its common to get sore shins among runners – especially with a New Shoe. ‘Runners Enthusiasm’ and upping the miles too soon and too fast are the most common issue. This may be the case.
A sometimes ‘common’ explanation:
There are effectively two moving sections in our lower legs (muscle and ligaments/tendons) and one non-moving part (shine bone). Typically where muscles like a shin muscle/ligament ‘meet’ during exercise they result in mild bruising. Its not really noticeable while running, but afterward when the bruising sets in its acute and sore. I get sore shins and have had for many years.
– New shoes are ‘lively and responsive’ and our bodies go a little faster and feel better in them. While this is great for our times, the body has to adjust to the new attack.
a. Look at compression socks. https://runlogicireland.com/product/run-logic-spiro-compression-socks/
b. Look at running form. Slow down your pace. Learn about methods of technique and running form to better your impact on the ground. *this worked incredibly well for me and I noticed almost instant running without sore shins *once the bruising had time to recover
c. Use ice/ Kinesiology tape (*you might have shave your shins). In extreme cases we can use a light Anti-inflammatory tablet to ease the discomfort.