25 Dec '15, 7pm

Use these 4 exercises to prevent shin splints:

You don’t think about your shins until they hurt. And by then, you could be looking at some major downtime. A recent study found that it takes, on average, 71 days to rehab shin splints. Shin splints (the term for pain that occurs on the front outside part of the lower leg) often occurs when your legs are overworked. That's sometimes from a jump in mileage. And sometimes because your shins pick up the slack for body parts that are weak, says Susan Joy, M.D., a sports and exercise medicine physician with Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. Protect yourself by strengthening your feet, ankles, calves, and hips, which support your shins. Do two to three sets of 10 to 15 reps daily (but not before a run):

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/workouts/4-exercises-to-preve...

Comments

  1. 26 Dec '15, 4pm

    Great article, number 3 in particular is great. However I don't think doing these alone is enough. I am a personal trainer and long term sufferer of shin splints. My advice to anyone who does not want to hang up there running shoes due to this condition is to educate yourself, invest in time and money into yourself if you have to to ensure you can continue running for years to come and stay pain free.

    You don't realise just how much info is out there until you begin researching, sites such as this one are great and there are many others out there such as where you can read articles and purchase ebooks and equipment to help yourself. Education is key!

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