shin splints

cometfernJuly 21, 2003

Recently I've taken to power walking. I was doing fine, but last night ouch!!!! I've got pain on the front of my leg between the knee and the foot. I'm thinking that it is shin splints. So does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to get over this?

THANKS!!!

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lazy_gardens

Rest. Ice. Aspirin.

It's an inflammation of the tendons from overuse.

Also make sur eyour shoes are adequately cushioned and avoid hard surfaces. Power walk on asphalt or grass, not concrete.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2003 at 11:39PM
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prettyphysicslady

Yes, my step dancing teacher showed me one that did an amazing job of helping shin splints. It takes 2 people.

Throw your leg up on a table. Have someone gently push on your foot so that your shin area gets a good stretch. What a difference it makes.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2003 at 8:42PM
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MuscleCramp

as long as they don't tickle you. ;)

You can do the same kind of stretch on a wall too. Just wear shoes.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2003 at 2:59PM
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