Review for Shin Splints

  • Age n/a
  • Injury Status Cured

Treatment Ratings

    Ice, Massage, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Proper Running Form
  • Reevaluate your running form. Are you striking on your heel? Try to hit the ground more evenly to attempt to strike more on your forefoot.
  • Running store --> Gait analysis --> New shoes, maybe inserts
  • Stretch stretch stretch. Try and improve your ankle mobility and strength. Before and after runs try and write the alphabet in the air with your toes to stretch your ankles out. Stand on a step with your feet partially over the edge and move your feet up and down, if you have shin splints this will hurt, but it will make your muscles stronger.
  • Ice your shins and calves
  • Rest
  • Get off the treadmill. Run outside in varied terrain where every single pace won't hit the same parts of your legs over and over again, as on a treadmill
  • Foam roll your shins and calves

Source: Used to have shin splints, this is all the advice I found online and got from my doctor. Did all these things, no longer have shin splints.

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