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  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    15. Jan 28, 2009 10:13 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: Shin Splints?

    Len, I feel those both in my shins and calves.

  • Courir26 We're Not Worthy 1,968 posts since
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    17. Jan 28, 2009 10:17 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: Shin Splints?
    lenzlaw wrote:

    Now I'm just curious. When I do toe raises, I feel it in the calf, not the shin. Do other people feel like it works the shins?

     

    Heels higher than toes, calfs. Toes higher than heels, shins. At least that's what it seems like to me.

  • DCtoPgh Community Moderator 3,033 posts since
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    18. Jan 28, 2009 10:18 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: Shin Splints?

    I feel it in the shin.... right on the inside edge... like Holly said, it burns!!!





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  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,391 posts since
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    19. Jan 28, 2009 10:22 AM (in response to Myblueeyedgurl)
    Re: Shin Splints?

    OK, this is what I think of when I hear "Toe Raises". These are usually done on the edge of a step. Toes on the edge of the step, lower your heels, raise your heels. I happen to have a slant board and do them there. Holly, what you're doing is similar to the "Wall Shin Raises" except they are done standing up.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • christine94 Expert 56 posts since
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    20. Jan 28, 2009 10:24 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: Shin Splints?

     

    You need to ICE your shins, keep your feet up and DON'T RUN ON SHIN SPLINTS.

     

     

    You can seriously injur yourself doing that.  You shouldn't be running at all until they are completely healed.

     

     

    I can NOT believe your trainer had you running on shin splints.  They should know better than that.

     

     

    I would then after they are healed check out your shoes and be sure they are in good shape.

     

     

     

     

     

    Christine

     

     

  • mikehelvey Legend 516 posts since
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    22. Jan 28, 2009 11:29 AM (in response to Myblueeyedgurl)
    Re: Shin Splints?

     

     

     

     

    I've been dealing with shin splints for a few years... now mine are from biomechanics causing me to overuse the muscles that run up the side of the leg to the front (wish I knew anatomy better).  Anyhow... here's some things that I think help (in addition to SLOWING DOWN during recovery period)...

     

     

    1.  Stretch.  A good one for the shin splints is to do the wall lean, but drag your foot behind you so the toe is pointing down and you are pressing the heal forward towards the floor. 

     

     

    A second stretch to do is to sit on the ground with your toes pointed backwards, again stretching the front of the feet/shin area out.  Depending on  your flexibility,  sit back on your heals or lean backwards.

     

     

    2.  Ice Massage.  I like putting the Dixie cups in the freezer and pealing it away to ice massage the shins.  Makes a good shape to massage, and melts just about 1/2 the volume in the time I take to ice.

     

     

    I HIGHLY recommend reducing or eliminating millage/speed until the pain is gone.  I've tried to "run through it" and it just didn't go away.  Still, it can be muscular, tendon, muscle cover, or a bone issue...and each is a little different.

     

     

    Good luck!  I feel for you,

     

     

     

    Mike

     

     

     

     





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  • cplmtz0121 We're Not Worthy 2,455 posts since
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    23. Jan 28, 2009 11:31 AM (in response to Myblueeyedgurl)
    Re: Shin Splints?

    I tried doing some under my desk but it's so darn hard.  Once I was able to crouch down and squeeze under there, there was not much room for movement, that and plus my co-worker walked in and asked WTF was I doing under my desk...





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  • MikeDaMarine08 We're Not Worthy 2,498 posts since
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    24. Jan 28, 2009 11:45 AM (in response to cplmtz0121)
    Re: Shin Splints?

    Heysuess, that was stoopid.  LMAO.  I thought about trying the same thing but I know I wont fit.





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  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,391 posts since
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    25. Jan 28, 2009 11:46 AM (in response to cplmtz0121)
    Re: Shin Splints?

     

    cplmtz0121 wrote:

    I tried doing some under my desk but it's so darn hard. Once I was able to crouch down and squeeze under there, there was not much room for movement, that and plus my co-worker walked in and asked WTF was I doing under my desk...

     

     

     

    Your mistake was in trying to get your whole body under your desk. You're supposed to just detach your legs and make them crawl under your desk and do the exercise. The problem at this point, of course, is that they're no longer attached to your brain so they tend to forget why they were sent under your desk.

     

     





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  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    27. Jan 28, 2009 12:02 PM (in response to Myblueeyedgurl)
    Re: Shin Splints?

     

    Myblueeyedgurl wrote:

    Good Lord! You three!!

     

     

     

     

     

    I have to second Holly here.

     

  • MikeDaMarine08 We're Not Worthy 2,498 posts since
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    28. Jan 28, 2009 12:05 PM (in response to Myblueeyedgurl)
    Re: Shin Splints?

     

    Rest up and take your time getting back into it Holly.  Another thing I had to watch a couple of years ago when I had knee issues was my carb intake.  As it was my knee, I had 0 cardio for a month.  With your shins you should be good with the low impact stuff. 

     

     





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  • cplmtz0121 We're Not Worthy 2,455 posts since
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    29. Jan 28, 2009 12:06 PM (in response to MikeDaMarine08)
    Re: Shin Splints?




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