I am a runner with what seems to be chronic shin splints for the past year and a half. Help!!?
Answers: According to the Mayo Clinic website, the only thing I found that you have not tried is swimming (water walking, aerobics, etc.). Maybe if you took a year off from pounding your shins they would heal and strengthening your shins with exercise during this time.
Lessen the impact:
Cross-train with a sport that places less impact on your shins, such as swimming, walking or biking. Remember to start new activities slowly. Increase time and intensity gradually.
Add strength training to your workout:
To strengthen your shins, try toe raises. Stand up. Slowly rise up on your toes, then slowly lower your heels to the floor. Repeat 10 times. When this becomes easy, do the exercise holding progressively heavier weights. Leg presses and other exercises for your lower legs can be helpful, too.
It's also important to know when to rest. At the first sign of shin pain, take a break.
P.S. Have you ever tried running on tread mills. Mine has the shock absorber that reduced 33% of the shock?
The health and medicine information post by website user , AnyQA.com not guarantee correctness , is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions.
More Related Questions and Answers ...
- Is it possible to be too hydrated?
- My left arm tingles from the fingers to the shoulders what can it be?
- Is it possible to get a serious brain injury from hitting the front of your head on a mirror and cracking it?
- Is my bruise serious? It has been hurting for months.?
- Lower Back Pain!?
- Cut wrist...Infection?
- Contact lens cut my eye?
- I had knee arthroscopy about 4 months ago but i'm still not a 100 percent. what's wrong?
- A tick bite?
- Eye Booger things?