Walking the track and shin pain

I recently started walking the track by my house and I noticed that my shins and legs hurt so bad at night. I'm guessing this is because I am new to walking the track. I usually walk three laps around and is about a mile according to my fitbit. Any suggestions for no shin pain or maybe something I can do before hand?? Thanks

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  • editorgrrl
    editorgrrl Posts: 7,060 Member
    Treat shin splints with rest, ice, and OTC pain relievers. Prevent them by going to a running store & get properly fitted for sneakers.

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shin-splints/basics/treatment/con-20023428
  • Determined_Missy
    Determined_Missy Posts: 33 Member
    Thank you for the question and thanks for the answer! :)
  • marky1965
    marky1965 Posts: 220 Member
    You can get a water or coke bottle (plastic one) fill with water and freeze it the rub that up and down calves to reduce the inflammation
  • Cherimoose
    Cherimoose Posts: 5,210 Member
    Walk in shoes without a raised heel. Most shoes have a raised heel (including most running shoes), which increases strain on the shin muscles. Good "zero heel" shoes for walking include skateboard shoes, Keds, etc.

    Is the shin pain on the inner half or the outer half of your shins?
  • danielle_vsg
    danielle_vsg Posts: 12 Member
    marky1965 wrote: »
    You can get a water or coke bottle (plastic one) fill with water and freeze it the rub that up and down calves to reduce the inflammation
    Wow a great idea!!!! Thank you!! Thanks for the other suggestions too.