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Shin Splints - How to Avoid Them. How to Deal With Them.


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Most often shin splints are caused by tight calf muscles (in relation to weak anterior tibialis muscles). It helps me to foam roll and stretch my calf muscles!

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I've been suffering terribly from shin splints/leg pain and am watching this to get more ideas. At the moment Im trying out a few exercises I saw on Pinterest including heel walking and lift a hand weight with my feet, feels like I'm slowly making progress and recovery time form each run is getting better.

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Hi, if you haven't already done so, go to your local running shop to get assessed and fitted for trainers as the wrong footwear could also contribute to shin splints.

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I agree, having the right shoes make a huge difference and helps avoid injury. I went to my local running store and found out I have a slight pronation. With the right shoes for my foot type, my running has been more comfortable and the occurance of shin splints has reduced a lot.

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Had anyone ever tried either k-tape or compression sleeves? I am curious and wanting to try one along with new shoes! Thanks!

 

I haven't needed a compression sleeve for shins since I got proper shoes and learned how to stretch, but did get a ACE compression "sleeve" for my knee. Has made a big difference.

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