I’ve recently started to jog/run to improve my cardiovascular endurance. So i get intense shin pain ( u know in the muscle in front of the shin- tibialis anterior) when jogging, and it starts a few minutes after i start and it gets worse and worse (like lactate accumulation sort of in the tibialis anterior) and it forces me to stop within minutes because i almost cannot run anymore!! what the hell? i mean i do have the cardiorespiratory endurance but my tibialis anterior aches, and burns (like lactic acid acciumulation) and it feels very stiff and it literally makes me stop a few minutes after because i am in agonizing pain!
What could this be? What can i do?
Could this be compartment syndrome (i google and i found this). Do you think it could be sth serious?[/quote]
Alright, first thing you need to do is exam your running form. Most people who aren’t experienced runners tend to run incorrectly which can cause injuries - shin splints are a common one on the list. You can experience a fair amount of pain from shin splints, so before you start looking for a medical anomaly look at your running form first.
When you are running/jogging you need to land on your heel with your toe off the ground. Your foot then needs to roll from your heel to your toe. Some people advocate shorter strides and landing in the middle of your foot, either way it’s the rolling motion that reduces the impact on the shins and knees particularly. Do NOT land flat footed. If you’re not used to running in proper form, I’d accentuate the form as much as possible at first. It does feel a little funny, but if you want to avoid shin splints it’s the best way to go. Fair bit of warning, running/jogging like this will work your calves a lot more than you’re used to.
Take a week off of running before starting back up and do all you can to aid recovery.