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I have a pain in the back of my heel when I run. I am just wondering if this will go away over time or should I rest for now
I would recommend that you go and see your doctor. It could be a number of thing which running will only make worse. If its Achilles tendinitis then the general advice given is to rest and ice.
Hope that helps.
I would visit your GP for peace and go and see a physio if money permits. Generally sport specific physio clinics are best simply because they deal with athletes, and understand that you don't want to stop exercise for months on end. They will let you know what you can get away with fitness wise.
I've been trying to start running for a while but the pain has always demotivated me and I've stopped. Finally managed to carry on but I'm getting really bad pain in the middle of my shin that feels behind it.
I'm not doing to much to soon and following a couch to 5k 9 week program. I have good quality running shoes and I found online some exercises for shin splints that I do before I go out which helped a bit but I'm still in agony!
I am over weight which is why I'm trying to run. It kind of feels like a catch 22...
Would wearing support on my lower legs help or using a deep heat spray?
This is quite a grey area with no real easy answer. I used to work at a sports specific physiotherapy wher we would conduct a full gait analysis to see what is not right and how to correct the problem. This cost about 65 pounds.
In the Marines people would just put up with the pain and generally found the pain would go away.
I personally would go swimming or cycling if you want to improve your cardio in this way. Or start the fitness video training on this site...there is no running and the circuits will push you hard. Look on the fitness video blog.
Again support on the lower legs may help but may not...this is why the area is such a grey one.
New trainers can often help, as a trainer has a limited life span. Lots of people say this has helped a lot.
Try try the fitness videos and the weight will start to come off if you are eating right as well. Hope this helps.
P.s shin splints are very common and put a lot of people off running which is why I recommend you start the fitness video training.