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Thursday 20th March 2008 at 13:28

Hi. Question. I am getting shin splits from training. Is that normal? Whats the remedy?



235 posts

Friday 21st March 2008 at 10:30

As always, consult your doctor.
Shin splints as I know it, is an inflammation of the tendons/ligaments. Caused typically by people new to training starting a high impact exercise such as running on hard ground.

Unfortunately, the main cure is rest. While running hurts now, if you continue through the pain, even walking will become uncomfortable.

A few weeks of low impact exercise such as rowing, cycling, power walking, swimmig or an eliptical training machine will allow you to continue training but without pain. These exercises along with daily stretches of the calf and shins will allow the tendons to heal, strengthen, and prevent future injury.



15 posts

Monday 7th April 2008 at 01:55

spidey... now I know why my shins would hurt when i would run lol.. thanks for answering my question without me asking ;)

your greatest enemy will always be, YOURSELF



855 posts

Monday 7th April 2008 at 16:48

in addition decent trainers changed mine and no pain!


von k


30 posts

Monday 7th April 2008 at 21:03

Docs - xray
Ice can help
Complete rest 2-3 weeks

Work hard, train hard, play hard.