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Shin Splint Help

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I've had a number of friends ask me about how overcame shin splints and I wanted to post a link to the stretches I do after each run.

Also, I can't stress enough the night and day difference a properly fitted pair of running shoes can make. Getting a consultation done at a running store usually doesn't cost much if any more than a regular shoe store does. Many of you will remember the running store did not have the "right" pair of shoes for me, although I tried two different pairs of shoes and they even worked with me to customize my shoes with foam. Tthey were able to analyze my gait and gave me the information I needed to ultimately find the right pair at Roadrunner Sports.

When I first truly ventured into running I also had to take ibuprofen, ice after running and wear something called the Strassburg Sock . The Strassburg Sock really helps stretch the calf muscles and was recommended to me by my local running store. Shin splints are the result of excessively tight calf muscles from running on uneven ground, surfaces that are very hard or hills. The Sock also helps with Plantar Fasciitis.

I hope this may help some of you with your shin splints. They are a nasty ordeal to work through but they are treatable. If you are like me, you will experience a lessening degree of them until you finally complete a run and it dawns on you that you made it through the run without them.


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BUBBLE-HEAD 4/17/2010 8:25AM

    I'm glad it helped. Shin pain can be a real pain in the....well, the shins. I've updated the link to a site with the same stretches.

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LEAG0628 4/16/2010 1:58PM

    CK2Summers directed me to your blog. I have been hobbling my way through some shin pain. This really helped a lot! I tried the link to the stretches, but it looks like you need to be a paying member of that particular site to access the information. No worries, I will google for the info.

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BUBBLE-HEAD 3/29/2010 8:32AM

    Thanks! Everything I did to get through them is listed. The stretches really helped. I can't wait to run my first 5K of the year. If I can get through the 2 mile run this week, I will definitely feel like I'm on my way towards my goal.

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CK2SUMMERS 3/28/2010 8:10PM

    I am definitely checking out your stretches Patrick! Thanks so much for your blog, now when folks ask you, you can just send them a link to this blog.

So glad for you that you are finally pain you can really train well.

You are going to do great at 5K's this year!

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