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Shin Splint Injury Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Shin Splint Injury.

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Tips and Hints to Deal with Shin Splints

The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt...  Read more

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not. Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes...  Read more

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop...  Read more

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain. Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo...  Read more

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re...  Read more

Knee Injury
Updated 10/20/2014 2:03:16 PM

I have a knee injury what exercise can I do to still keep fit and burn calories please 40...  Read more

Recovering from injury
Updated 10/18/2014 4:01:50 AM

Hi all ~ So I started tracking in June and although I have only lost about 6lbs, I am a lot fitter, stronger and my clothes are looser. I go to the Y as much as I can for water classes (aquazumba and aquafit are my faves !) and on days that...  Read more

I had a back injury last year and every time I try
Updated 10/15/2014 11:22:51 PM

I had a back injury last year and every time I try to abs it kills my back. Anybody know some non-stress exercises that will help me tone?...  Read more

Yoga with a wrist injury?
Updated 10/7/2014 9:20:51 PM

Before going away to college I did martial arts. I sustained a wrist injury that prevents me from bending it too far or putting to much pressure on it. I, however, have begun looking into yoga because I have so little space. My problem is many yoga m...  Read more

Shins
Updated 10/4/2014 5:49:13 PM

I've been doing great with my walking, getting faster and feeling good about the steps I'm making, but every time I go my shins kill me. My shoes are pretty new and they are saucony's so I'd think they were a decent brand. I try to stretch my legs ou...  Read more

When Injured, Do the Right Thing

Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time...  Read more

Walking, Running or Working Out, Make Sure You Wear the Right Shoes

Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control...  Read more

MEN IN TRAINING FOR THE GUN SHOW

A place where guys can get away from the estrogen ocean. We trade training tips, injury prevention, supplements, food info, etc. It's all about us....  Read more

Running Inconveniences Part 3

This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc...  Read more

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Shin Splint Injury

For the last couple of days, one of my shins has been hurting. It was bothering me on Wedneday, but I ignored it and ran my best time & speed on the treadmill. Well it's still sore and I've done some reading & I do believe it's a minor shin splint....  Read more