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Shin splints

Saturday, June 02, 2012

I was so prepared this morning when I went to work. I brought my work out gear and shoes with me. I even remembered my pedometer. When work ended at 6pm, I went straight to the stadium and started my walk. Again I was hit with shin splint on my leg leg. I only get shin splints when I walk at the stadium. And it's always on my left leg only. The other leg felt fine and there was no pain elsewhere too. I wonder why this happens. I've walked at the stadium 3 times now and all 3 times I had shin splints on the same leg and its always on the outer part of my shin.

At the stadium we walk around the football field, in an anti-clockwise direction. Is there any connection to the shin splint on the left leg?

And, how can I reduce the pain from recurring again? Any specific stretches? Does anyone especially runners or walkers have any tips for me?
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-LINDA_S 6/2/2012 9:32PM

    I think I saved an article on SP about shin splints. I never get them immediately but maybe a day after, and it probably wouldn't happen if I walked more! Good luck figuring it out!

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ROCKMAN6797 6/2/2012 7:34PM

    I agree, yours walking shoes should be replaced every 300-400 miles. If you are using old shoes this may be the reason for your shin splints.

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NAYPOOIE 6/2/2012 2:27PM

    I'd go ask that question on the running forums. I've heard that stretching the lower leg helps, but can't speak from experience.

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WOUBBIE 6/2/2012 8:26AM

    Just curious, how old are your shoes? If they're more than 6 months old or get a lot of wear you might need to replace them.

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