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    Skipping and shin splints

    I skip with decent running shoes but always get nasty shin splints for a couple of days after. Is it worth persisting, or doesn't it get any better?

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    I had the same problem when i started. The only way I got rid of it was by skipping and running more.
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    Calf stretches before and after took care of shin splints for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FickleFingerOfFate
    Calf stretches before and after took care of shin splints for me.


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    Anything specific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kutt3r
    Anything specific?
    Toes on the edge of a stair or curb,

    let your heels down as far as you can, slowly, until you feel a moderate stretch.

    Push slowly up onto your tip-toes, and hold for a 2 count.

    slowly settle back to a moderate stretch.


    I usually do 20-25 of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kutt3r
    Anything specific?
    stretching the gastrocnemius

    http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/Gastrocnemius/Wall.html

    stretching the soleous

    http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/Soleus/Wall.html

    and most importantly, the tibialis anterior, which is where you feel shin splints the most

    http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/Tibial.../Kneeling.html
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    The person above has great suggestions. I got shin splints from doing cross country, soccer and basketball at the same time (too many surfaces for my growing body at the time). I was told the following: Warm up. At the time this was dynamic stretching or simply slowly building to the activity you were going to do... For this, walk, then jog. As the muscles warm up, stretch a little as described above. Then when done stretch again. I also saw a chiropractor not that I can remember what they did to help right now.
    I also iced my legs afterwards until they were numb then I was fine. I really don't know if icing helped any at all. I remeber doing some weight training as well (calf raises, squats, leg curls, farmer's walk, and a few more). I think given time it was fine. The doctor said stop, the chiropractor did some adjustments and said keep going.
    Best of luck to you.

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