Heel Walking works in my experience.
The problem is the muscle on the front of the shin is weak. Heal walking makes it stronger.
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Talk to TBK's boyfriend:
Yeah it takes while getting used to running that way but when do you, you take your running game to another level.
Shin splints are for weaklings.
Chronic Compartment syndrome is where it's at. :(
I went to the sports med guy, got an X-ray, nothin. I can squat, kick the heavy bag with my shin, jump from a flight of stairs, EVERYTHING except run and skip/jump rope, so I KNOW it's not my bone. He started squeezing my shins and was like "do you...urgh...feel anytihng yet!?!?" and I was like "uhhh not really". So I didn't bother with the bone scan since I don't have ~$200 to blow on it, and it's pretty obvious it's not the bone.
Anyway, if it doesn't miraculously clear up by next year, my plans of going to the military go kaput.
So consider yourself lucky that all you have to do is rest for a few weeks. =/
I have shin splints from jumping rope on my concrete floor, and I just want people to know that the heel walks, and stretches, that were recommended in this thread have really been helping me. Also I would suggest getting Dr Scholl's inserts for your shoes, the Gellin like a Felon ones, and the Sport replacement insoles for running shoes. I bought a pair for my running shoes and a pair for my boxing shoes, and there almost too comfortable for boxing.
Last edited by ojgsxr6; 12/14/2004 10:15am at .
Where do you get these inserts?
I don't know if they have them in you country but I got them from CVS. It's a large chain drug store. Like Genovese, RiteAid, Eckerd. I'm sure they have the inserts I just don't know if there's a CVS up there
You can get those shoe inserts at any sporting goods store, shoe store or any general store (IE target, walmart etc).
Hmm.. thanks guys, I'll be checking around the local stores here now.
Or, just drop $110 on a pair of nike shox. Mine were highly worth it.
Shin Splints = tendonitis of the posterior tibialis muscle. Usually associated with lower extremity postural deviations, such as the one you asked me about a while back Can Chaser. Correcting this and avoiding overtraining should solve the problem.
And Little Idea is correct. These postural deviations include over-tight calf complex muscles, which lead to altered reciprocal inhibition (lengthening and weakening) of the posterior and anterior tibialis muscles.
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