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1/21/13 11:17 P

Shin splints SUCK. Once you get them, I strongly suggest seeking out ways to prevent them. They're a stress injury, often caused by improperly fitting shoes, etc. There's a number of causes.

This video from Runner's World really helped me deal with mine; it's mostly with relation to running, but I imagine the same basic principles apply. If it continues, you may need to consult a doctor. DEFINITELY don't keep trying to power through it... untreated shin splints can result in stress fractures!

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1/21/13 11:13 P


The best thing to do is ice and rest. As for how long it will take depends on so many factors but I would not recommend you do any activity until you are pain free for a good week.

Get well soon!

Coach Nancy

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1/21/13 11:03 P

I just finished a wonderful workout, and I tried out the 14 minute Bollywood cardio workout but I have found that I have MAJOR shin splints now and it's hurting pretty bad. Does anyone have any tips to try and fix this situation? Does it take long for shin splints to heal? And is ice going to help at all?

Thank you

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