06 Jan '16, 5pm

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...

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  1. 06 Jan '16, 8pm

    I hate these things, lost count how many times I've had them. Mine get worse every time they come back.

    My advice is to keep doing stretches, also work on strengthening your hip, back and core muscles as this improves running form and posture. I used to suffer pretty bad from them but I've been pain free for as long as I can remember now, I bought a pretty decent e-book on it actually and it helped me a lot, think it was this one, http://howtostopshinsplints.com/stop-shin-splints-forever-review/ , I was skeptical at first but it worked for me.

    Anyway hope this helps and good luck!

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