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2/24/13 12:08 P

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I do 1, 3, and 4 from this list http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fit
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alf-stretches.html but for 4 I move my toes a few inches to the right instead of twisting my hips. There are two sets of muscles down the calf and you just want to be sure and stretch both. I also use a Tiger Tail stick (or rolling pin) to roll all 4 sides of my legs. This seems to help too and feels great.

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What kind of calf stretches do you do?

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2/24/13 2:21 A

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I recently found out I have shin splints. Mine aren't too bad so I thought it was something else. Compression socks during and after a run has really helped me. I like SmartWool compression socks for long or wet runs.
My physical therapist recommended icing my shins, and lots of calf stretches. She thinks mine is because I started wearing heavier support shoes and my legs need to get used to them. I have also been drawing the ABC's in the air with my foot to strengthen muscles.
Good luck! Shin splints are no fun

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Thank you thank you!!

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Hi GRITS73,

One of the biggest causes of shin splints is overstriding or reaching too far in front of you with your lead leg. Doing so can put quite a bit of pressure on the bones and muscles--after you are pain from for a solid week, when you return to running try shortening your stride so that your leg falls just below your center of gravity which makes the pelvis absorb much of the impact.

Below is a link to one of the best videos on Shin splints.

www.runnersworld.com/injury-p
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I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

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A couple of articles....

running.about.com/od/commonrunningin
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www.livestrong.com/article/431857-wh
at
-causes-shin-splints-when-running/


I've also read that over-striding can cause shin splints.....

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Sometimes it seems that the exercise gods are conspiring against me...everytime my running starts going well something happens to throw me off my game. I have defeated runner's knee and runner's trots, and now the shin splints have got me.

It started in Decemeber, and was off and on. Now it is every freaking time I run. I ran a relay marathon last weekend (4 miles) and when I got done they were so bad I could barely walk for several days. I am taking 2 weeks off to let them heal. How do I keep them from coming back?

I wear very good shoes, professionally fitted and they have less than 200 miles on them. Im a little overweight still, but I wouldnt think I'm heavy enough to cause this. What do I do? :-(

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