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    Shin Splints: Tips?

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    Just Because
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    Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by Just Because on Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:03 pm

    I have shin splints and I think I have gotten to it before it gets bad. For any of you who have had it, what should I do? Any tips that have worked for you?
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by Pinthin on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:07 am

    my friend insists on getting this shin splint band, thingy? you could try that and of course, r.i.c.e it.
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by alex-likes-running on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:33 am

    do some shin strengthening exercises. i think RW has some exercises in the Injury&Prevention section.

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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by CT Track on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:40 am

    Do an exercise where you post up next to a fence and you keep your heels on the ground and you raise your toes in the air up and down.
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by Running With Scissors on Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:27 am

    Ice a lot and massage it.


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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by Just Because on Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:03 pm

    CT Track wrote:Do an exercise where you post up next to a fence and you keep your heels on the ground and you raise your toes in the air up and down.

    So basically I should be strengtening my calves?
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by FinishingKick on Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:18 pm

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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by CT Track on Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:46 pm

    No, your not doing heel raises. Your keeping your heels on the ground. You will feel it in the shins.
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by Pinthin on Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:34 pm

    alex-likes-running wrote:do some shin strengthening exercises. i think RW has some exercises in the Injury&Prevention section.

    +whatever.

    I do those before I go to bed and I haven't had shin splints yet. I do the elastic band one and the weights between your feet one.
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by Kugar on Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:25 pm

    It's good to do heel walks before you run too (facing in, out, backward, forward).
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:30 pm

    walk on your heels for a couple minutes everyday, in addition to excersizes that strengthen the muscle by the shin.


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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by hxc on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:05 pm

    Shin splints (like runner's knee) is caused by a weak muscle struggling to support a new stress load. Contrary to popular belief, it really won't kill you to just run through them. But to make them go away faster, and help avoid them in the future use the strengthening exercises that everyone else gave, and like Pinthin said, RICE them.
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    Re: Shin Splints: Tips?

    Post by FinishingKick on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:07 pm

    Don't get a stress fracture from them though.

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