Dude #1 has been running long distance for years but never really considered getting his gait checked out or research a good pair of shoes that would work best with his style of running. He never really gave much thought to buying quality shoes over some court classics.
He just knew he wanted to run. Just the other day he decided to hit a more aggressive trail then he’s used to and ended up paying for it the next few days. The pains in his shins were unreal!
Dude #2 would rather lay low and play a few pick up games on the weekend and challenge the boys to a trail run from time to time. 2 years ago he let his pride get the best of him and ran a bit too hard for too long and ended up on his back for almost a week due to over stressed muscles in his legs. He has had these same habits for years and just blames the chronic pains on old age. Ever since that one day his legs have never been the same.
Looking at these two guys the average person may say that they are dealing with or have dealt with some over-use issues in their legs. The pain they are feeling is more than likely due to the strain they put on them from their decisions. Very true.
This is where you really need to learn the difference between shin splints and compartment syndrome.
Dude #1 without knowing much more about his habits has clearly seen some shin splints in his day. Since none of his pain seems to be chronic and he has been running these distances for a while you may not need to worry to much but I would definitely keep an eye on him. This guy could easily just be suffering from shin splints.
Dude #2 seems to have similar pains but has a bad habit of pushing it to hard for to long. Its been his issue for years and he is starting to reap the fruits (dirty, rotten fruit) of these bad decisions. The fact that his pain is chronic sticks out the most to me. This guy could be a candidate for compartment syndrome and he doesn’t even know it.
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