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Shin Splints

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  • Shin Splints

    I'm sure plenty of us have dealt with it at some point. Feel free to drop any advice to treat and prevent shin splints

  • #2
    See a doctor for regular visits and medical advice.


    • #3
      Got them all the time going through academy. I was always told it was from over use. Running too much. Well, I was in fire school, couldn't stop that!!

      Then I did the best thing ever for that situation. Go to a real running shoe store. One that will do a walk/jog/run analysis on your bare feet. I did and found out I am a severe over pronator. Started wearing a good running shoe with a legit insole (NOT DR SCHOLES) and I've never had a shin splint since.

      Pronation or supination is the easiest fix. Literally a pair of good shoes. Personally right now I use asics gt3000 and I don't even need the extra support of the custom insole.

      Hope this helps. Anywho, if you were already in the know about using quality footwear. Sorry to waste your time.


      • #4
        Make sure you have good running form.


        • #5
          I used to get them a lot in track back in my school days. The coach had us walk with our toes pointed up before practice or a meet. That solved it for me. I've done that ever since and they have gone away. If I don't stretch really good with the toes up I will still get them from time to time. Good shoes, good stretching before and walk with your toes up for a bit before you run. Good luck!


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