After two weeks of running at an increased training, I began developing a sharp pain in my shin when I would put my weight on it while running. I've talked to a trainer who thinks that the pain in both legs is due to shin splints; I increased my milage by a significant amount in a short amount of time and had to do quite a bit of running on pavement. However, everything I've looked up about shin splints does not mention any continuing pain outside of exercise, while my shin pain causes me to limp slightly throughout the day, and I can't put my weight on one foot even after a week of active rest (biking, etc).
I treat the area with ice for 20 minutes 2-3 times a day, but I still cannot run without sharp pain in my lower leg, which does not abate with an increased amount of running. I am 19 years old and a long distance runner, and was on a training program over the summer, but due to missed runs and time constraints, increased my milage by 7-10 miles starting two weeks ago.
Asked by ecrunner - 2 answers - 8 years 8 weeks ago