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Does anyone have any tips and running with Shin splints? I got hit with them badly in the middle of week two. Took a few days rest, went out Thanksgiving night for a run and didn't even make it 5 minutes before I was in so much pain I could barely hobble, had to call my husband to come get me and the dog. It's been 5 days of rest, icing twice daily, Epsom salt wraps, and foam rolling and I'm still having trouble walking. I was told to wrap my legs from ankle to knee to bind the tendons and prevent pain but I don't think I'm doing it right. I miss running, I used to run 5+ miles a day, it was my stress relief and I just got started back after a year and a half of be in out of it. I've never had shin splints before so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, I warmed up and stretched as I always had. I'm thinking maybe it's the extra weight I'm carrying? Any suggestions for getting this healed and back on the trail again..... Not being able to run is really getting too me.

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