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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Shin splints

Whats a good way yo eleminate shin splints. I am a fire firefighter for a living and have to run to keep up on the cardio but after about a half mile or so the front of my shins KILL me. Is there a way to damper this.

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I went to the running store in fort worth and ran on the treadmill and everything and got good shoes.

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I went to the running store in fort worth and ran on the treadmill and everything and got good shoes.
In that case I don't know what to tell you. I use to get them pretty bad, but a good pair of running shoes pretty much mixed me up.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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Run in grass and make sure you are either running "flat footed" or more on your toes depending on the distance you are running. Another note is to make sure you don't lean forward while running.
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x2 on the running on grass. My lower legs kill me if I run on cement, but grass or a track, they can go alot longer before cramping up.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 08:24 PM
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I would run down my neighborhood, but after a few months my shins started killing me, so I went to park and ran on grass, now I have no problem
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the army will tell you to put ur toes and the ball of ur foot up on a curb with your heel on the ground and lean forward stretching your calf muscles. now ifd it works or not i dunno cause i dont get them but several guys i used to pt with did and they said it helps

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I get them all the time when I run. Best thing to do is stay off them (no running) for a while, however since that's out of the question...take some Alieve and stretch your calves out very well before you run.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 06:00 PM
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get new shoes, you can't tell shit on a treadmill.

when i started running, i had to buy 3 pair before i found some that worked.
i didn't want to believe the person telling me to buy more shoes, but i'm glad i did.

for some reason, all the shoes in the 60-80 price range work well for me. cheaper and more expensive ones seem to hurt my knee or shin

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NIKE works 4 me.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 04:12 PM
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get new shoes, you can't tell shit on a treadmill.

when i started running, i had to buy 3 pair before i found some that worked.
i didn't want to believe the person telling me to buy more shoes, but i'm glad i did.

for some reason, all the shoes in the 60-80 price range work well for me. cheaper and more expensive ones seem to hurt my knee or shin
Cheaper ones... less cushioning
More expensive ones... too rigid.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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nobody will back me up on this but stretch your hamstrings everyday until you can palm the floor with straight knees... Yeah sounds impossible but at least make it your goal and they will get better.

Take it from me, I had the worst shin splints in the world. After studying anatomy for the past two years in graduate school and discovering a few things my shin splints no longer occur and I play sports multiple times a week.
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