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Shin Splints?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I was on the treadmill .. and the front of my left shin was aching .. I remember that feeling from wearing high heels in my younger days ... I learned today after looking it up that its called shin splints and its from not stretching enough and doing too much before you are ready for it.

I admit I was doing too much too soon .. I tried to up my walking speed because I wasn't working up a sweat .. and lo and behold I was in a lot of pain much so that I have been out of exercise commission since friday ..

I have learned in future . not to push myself too much and realize that my body has to climatise to the exercising after so many years of inactivity .. I am hoping the elliptical will give my shins a break least I know I will be much slower at that and work up a sweat too : )
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    1308 days ago
    Try icing them and when you walk on it, try using a heating pad to warm the muscles better too along with stretching
    1309 days ago
  • v WINDSONG28
    Shin splints stink. But they do heal. Just be sure to take it easy and build up, and above all, stretch :)
    1309 days ago
  • v SMCDONALD624
    Thanks Hawtgranny2014 and Larissa238 .. thanks for your comments :) .. It's nice to have t he support and it sounds like both of you have been through a lot .. you are an inspiration :)
    1309 days ago
  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    I had to get rid of my treadmill because it caused me a lot of pain in my heel. Now I just walk, right now inside the house because it is cold outside. I live in a double wide trailer and walk end to end and then around the oval of my living room, dining room and kitchen. Take it easy. I also walk down every aisle when I go shopping to make more walking. Check out the video exercises and see which you might do. That is so great getting married. I have been married for 42 years. It is full of ups and downs but worth it. Congratulations.
    You can do this. You know you can! I have been on a lot of ups and downs all my life. Mostly overweight. I lost 90 pounds after several surgeries then gained taking steroids while having chemo. I had 2 cancers. Now I am ready to take it back off and get healthy. I will be one hot granny in 2014. Have a super week. Pam

    1309 days ago
  • v LARISSA238
    *hugs* I'm in the same boat. I tried pushing myself too far and got shin splints. Now all I can do is walk to work and go grocery shopping. *hugs* Feel better soon!
    1309 days ago
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