Friday, July 17, 2009

And now, a Reader Question...

Kevin (via Facebook) writes:
Hey Zoë
I was wondering if I would ask you a question about running. Well more so about shin splints and if you know much about how to get rid of ease them down? Im asking you because from what I have noticed and heard your really into running and would happen to come across shin splints. Thanks In advance.
Cheers, Kevin

Hey Kevin,
I've suffered from mild shin irritation before, but I'm not sure if it's been full-blown shin splints. The best thing you can do is to prevent getting them by wearing the proper running shoes and stretching before and after your run. To get rid of the pain, it's best to take it easy from training for a bit and try something that's not difficult on your muscles (like swimming). Ibuprofen also helps, as well as massaging your shin/calf and soaking in warm water with epsom salt (I love epsom salt soaks...I use them at least every other day for my feet/calves). If the area is visibly swollen, then a cold pack helps. Basically, proper shoes and stretching are key. :)
Here's a good video on the stretches that are best for shin splints.

Hope this helps! I'm not an expert, but I've had my fair share of sports/running injuries.


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