Has anyone had shin splints?
I have these HORRIBLE pains in my shins every time I do a lot of running, jumping or anything involving my calves. It's been happening since I was young. I've been told that its just shin splints but all I really want to know it WTH do I do to relieve the pain?? Lol Seriously, it feels like ive been hit across my shins with a baseball bat! Does anyone else suffer from this? Any advice would be MUCH appreciated :-)...thanks on advance!
Hi! I think you may suffer whit "bone sack inflammation" That comes whit a insane pain, it will feels like your leg is broken. One of my track n field friends had the same prob. You can do exsercices, but you have to be very strict whit your stretching. Try my "Runners leg stretch" you will feel a different after some time.
It would be worth having gait anaylysis done on your feet to see what foot type you are and if you over pronate etc and then having trainers to suit. I run alot and have to well cusioned trainers due to my over pronation. Look it up on the net for more info. Having correct footwear made a world of difference to me.
Thanks i was thinking ice would help but just dread anything cold...guess i have to suck it up huh lol
Inflamation huh? Never heard of that particular condition, but im gonna try the stretches too and see how that works...its hard to find ones that have good front calf stetches. Also i take it that if i do/eat/drink things that reduce inflammation that could maybe help also. Thanks
The footwear makes a lot of sense too, may i ask what type of trainers you use? I would normally go for whatever is cutest(lol) so ive never really paid much attention to the type of cushion etc. I need to now tho because ive been working out pretty hard lately and i plan on stepping it up. Thanks
Try going to a running store and have a gait analyis done...but what worked for me was tap dancing...moving my feet or tapping my toes over and over stregthen my shins and now dont get shin splints...so ever once in while ill just sit and tap toes till tired then stretch
I had something like that going on with me to wen i started running. Come to find out my back was way out of line. Not sure if that would affect ur shins but if u have other problem areas like ur back hips or knees that could b something to look into. And also the shoe thing is a must! It took me awhile to figure it out but the right pair of shoes will keep u on ur feet pounding out the miles!
I used to get them alot myself. From when i was young till just recently they went away. I know if your changing where you run that will impact them badly. Like going from asphalt to a treadmill. Running down hills also will not help. Mine used to be so bad and miserable, so i know your in a great deal of pain. I very rarely get them anymore. I know you can walk on your heels to strengthen your lower legs though, it might help as well. Get feeling better!
Hi! Did this adwice help you?
Hi everyone! Thanks a bunch,all the advice combined has helped a TON. I had to lay off for a while but hopefully i will be getting back to it tomorrow...got new shoes, using ice, toned it down a bit to allow myself to heel, and now i will ease into intense workouts and be sure to stretch really good before after and even during if need be. I think that I did too much at once...i went from 4 days @30-40min to 6 days high intensity @ 60 min...with the wrong shoes on!...AND i may not have stretched as long as I shouldve(ok i didnt). Lol Thanks you guys, when you know better you do better, right!:-)