Running With Shin Splints
If you find it difficult to stop training, and there are many of you out there who know exactly what I mean, you will know how painful, not to mention frustrating, it can be running with shin splints. The pain never goes away and every pounding step hurts like hell, so what can you do?
Well…let me first tell you that you are being foolish to continue running/training in the first place! Harsh words I know but if you think that your shin splints will heal by continuing to do the very thing that aggravates the problem, then I’m afraid to tell you that you are sorely mistaken!
However, there are a few things you can do that will help you to continue running with shin splints and I will cover those in a moment.
First things first though, if you are reading this post then I’m guessing you are desperate to get on with your training as soon as possible and with as little hindrance from your shin splints when you are doing so, if this is the case then knowing the secret to finally discovering how to get rid of shin splints completely, not just temporarily, is information worth having.
Am I right?
I’m sorry for sounding smug, but I know I am right! That is why I know that you will thank me a thousand times for this link to Gary Buchenic’s successful 5 Step plan for completely eliminating shin splints! Check it out for yourself but it worked wonders for me.
Anyway, if you are still reading this post, then I guess you are not desperate enough to get rid of your shin splints just yet…well …permanently anyway, so…moving swiftly along!
Doing the following three things will allow you to continue your training whilst managing your shin splints at the same time.
Step 1: Assessing How Bad Your Shin Splints Are.
Let’s keep this simple, for arguments sake I am going to say there are two types of shin splints. The first kind are the kind that hurt more often than not, for example, do they still hurt when you are walking? Sitting? Thinking? (only kidding!) If so, you shouldn’t even consider trying to work through the pain. Rest and treatment is what this kind of splints need.
On the other hand, do your shin splints hurt occasionally, even allowing you to run splints free from time to time? If this is the case then there is a good chance you may still be able to treat your shin splints and train at the same time.
Step 2: Manage Inflammation With Ice After Each Activity.
If you are an old hand at dealing with shin splints you will no doubt be aware of using ice to manage swelling caused by shin splints. When you have shin splints your shins will always become most inflamed straight after you have exercised and it is then that you must apply ice to them. Once finished exercising, simply ice your shins for 15 minutes as soon as possible and again an hour or so later.
Step 3: Stretching and Strength Training Your Shin Muscles.
Shin splints stretches are important in preventing shin splints as well as treating them. Work on strengthening the muscles in the shin area. Remember that you must always warm up before performing any type of exercise, including stretching. The reason why you should work on increasing the strength of your shin and calf muscles is that your muscles and ligaments will become more resilient to the pressures on that part of your body that result in shin splints.
One thing to remember is that although the combination of these three things may help you when running with shin splints pain but they will not eliminate the problem, and sure as the sun comes up in the morning there will be a time when your shin splints will reappear and they will usually be worse than you have experienced them before simply because you have not treated the cause when you should have and therefore prolonged the healing time.
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Have a great shin splints free day!
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