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How To Avoid Shin Splints

How To Avoid Shin Splints


Shin Splints Stretches & Exercises


      Not warming up, doing too much too soon, and wearing the wrong running shoes…… all of these among other things can cause shin splints. A painful condition that causes pain on the anterior/front of your shins by overuse of the muscles. This is also known as medial tibial stress syndrome.

     What causes this is an imbalance between the muscles that lift the foot and the muscles that pull down. Many runners experience this and it can really put a damper on your training, but shin splints can eventually go away as you strengthen your muscles and stretch properly. 


Try these stretches and strengthen your muscles.

 Quick tips: 
  • Ice your shin to ease pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days, or until the pain is gone.
  • Take anti-inflammatory painkillers. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin, will help with pain and swelling. These drugs can have side effects, though, like a greater chance of bleeding and ulcers. They should be used only occasionally unless your doctor says otherwise. (Consult with your physician first.)


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Source: Web MD