I have shin splints in one leg. Any advice as to remedy this?
What is it from. Usually it is doing too much before you are ready.
I used to have this issue all the time. I paid a trainer for two sessions and she showed me how to stretch my calfves out real good before running. If I started running and felt the shin splints she had me stop and stretch it out some more. After a few days of that I can run now without any shin splints.
Best one that worked for me was to stand on one foot and put the opposite foot in the air (6-8 inches off the ground). Then I would point my toes toward the ground in a three step pattern.
So point down, bring back flat, point down, bring back flat, and on the third one I'd point and hold the position so my toes pointed towards the ground. This totally works for me.
Sorry its kind of hard to explain. Hopefully I didn't confuse you too much.
Let me know if I can clarify.
When I get sin splints, I spell out the alpha bet with my foot and it almost always works for me the time I'm done they feel better and in about half an hour after they are gone
I just had this problem, at least the initial stages, and compression sleeves really helped
Found this apart of an daily wellness tip letter I get.
Prevent it: Stand on a low step and face downstairs, holding onto a railing, with heels on the edge and toes hanging off. Keeping your legs straight, point toes downward and then lift upward repeatedly as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Do two sets. Repeat three times daily.
Thanks for all your responses, it's really appreciated.