>Health and Nutrition>Shin/calf Pain
Hey, I have been dealing with the same thing all winter. Mine was pretty bad, but it looks like I am almost in the clear.
It seems to me that it's the result of a really tight calf (in my case, that seems to be because my left hip is kind of tight, maybe). The tight calf seems to be pulling on the shin bone, ergo, the dull ache on the shin.
Do what you can to keep that calf loose. Massage and stretch throughout the day.
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Do your feet slap when they strike? Or alternatively, did you recently move from a heel strike to a mid-foot strike?
Sounds like a lot of training. Only thing likely to help you in the next two weeks is stretching and making sure to recover properly. Make sure you're stretching both parts of the calf, the normal leg straight, heel on the ground and lean forward stretch as well as the knee bent version.
The standing soleus and standing calf stretch may help the problems you're having. Of course, your taper may help them too.
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Did you manage to get it cleared up? I'm actually having a very similar problem and was worried about the bone as well. My calves are habitually tight though, so maybe a more concentrated stretching/massaging effort is in order.
I don't know what to make of it, with no really muscle pain and no swelling. I have the same thing though, no pain for the first 30mins or so of running, then a dull achy pain