What it feels like: You can experience pain inside or outside your shins, and you’ll usually feel this sensation at the beginning of a run.
What it is: Shin splints are the inflammation of the muscles around the shinbone.
Fix it: You can help heal the effects by icing the area and stretching out your calves; additionally, you should cease activity until the pain subsides.
Prevent it: It is common for new runners to experience shin splints, and the best way for newer and more experienced runners to avoid them is to slowly increase your running distance as your strength improves. Additionally, proper footwear can help improve your running and prevent injury.
What it feels like: You’ll feel pain along the back of your leg, nearest the heel.
What it is: Achilles tendinitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which is the tendon that connects your calves to your heel. This can occur when your calves are tight.
Fix it: To help restore functionality and heal the afflicted tendon, we recommend that you take time off from running and focus on low-impact activities for a while.
Prevent it: The best way to prevent Achilles tendonitis is to build strength within the lower leg muscles by performing eccentric heel lowering: to do this, rise up on the ball of your foot, then slowly lower yourself down on counts of six. Try to do this in three sets of 15 reps on each leg once or twice a day.
What plantar fasciitis feels like: It is pain on the bottom of the foot where the heel ends. Worst pain is when you first get out of bed in the morning.
What plantar fasciitis is: aggravation of the plantar fascia, which is a band of connective tissue joining the heel and forefoot which provides support to the arch.
Fix it: Call your podiatrist! quit messing around with it by yourself and get better!