Review for Shin Splints

  • Age n/a
  • Injury Status Cured

Treatment Ratings

    Orthotics, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes

I was a sprinter in high school and used to get really bad shin splints once a year. If the shin splints develop as you run farther and farther, your leg muscles may be getting fatigued and not absorbing the shock of running very well, causing your tibia/shins to absorb the shock.
Some things that could help: - better running shoes or insoles - running on softer ground; rubber track, grass, sand, dirt. Avoid cement and concrete. - slowly increase distance you run so your muscles get used to it - supplement your cardio by riding a fixed cycle/bicycle to increase cardio without putting more stress on your joints/bones/etc - I personally did not run as hard when I developed shin splints, if it hurts to run, you're only gonna make it worse, best to let it heal, also icing it might help with recovery.

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