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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
    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!
    1997 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    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.

    1997 days ago
    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.
    1997 days ago
    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.
    1997 days ago
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