Shin splints

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amberrozell

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Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 10:09
I run a lot but started getting really bad shin splints the past three weeks. So i took off from running and have been doing other forms of cardio instead. However I cannot lose any weight compared to when I run. Need help. Put on 15 lbs in 3 months. 107 days till i get married so they need to come off asap. How can u get rid of shin splints!
SmartyMommy

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Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 11:18
I only run 3ish miles/day. I did a 6 mile run a couple of weeks ago and had shin splints for about 3 days after, I kept running 3/day and they eventually went away. Maybe try shorter distance until they feel better?
patricia_s

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Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 11:33
I have found that there is no "cure" for shin splints. They heal when they heal. When I was running the mile for school every day/ every other day, they got really bad. You just have to keep going until you can afford to put on a bit of weight (after your wedding). It feels like your shins are going to snap in half, I know. Just persevere and then give yourself a week off. That is what I had to do. Get plenty of potassium and calcium as well. It doesn't get rid of it,but it does help tremendously. Don't overdo the potassium...
shmiller

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Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 12:02
I've had terrible shin splints since I ran high school track (I'm 38 now) and could find no cure. I tried ice, topical steroid gels, rest, cross-training, everything. All to no avail. I ran in the Pittsburgh Marathon last year and thought I would die, not from the endurance, but from the pain in my shins. My running group suggested these Cho-Pat Shin Splint Compression Sleeve and they saved my running career. I'm not kidding.

Three problems: (1) they're expensive, but if you love running, they're totally worth it. and (2) they're sold individually, not in pairs, which is dumb because I don't know anyone who gets one shin split, so they're even more expensive than you think, and (3) they look ridiculous, but when I'm running, vanity is the last thing on my mind.

But I'm telling you, I bought two pair I loved them so much and won't run a mile without them.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
Champers9

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 17:17
How about using a cross trainer instead of running........ Im allergic to running for many reasons but the cross trainers save your joints etc.......... just a thought
shmiller

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 06:26
Also a great idea! When mine started to get really bad, I backed off running a bit and started swimming two days a week instead. Then, I ran two days, swam two days, did pilates/yoga/weightlifting two days. Now I feel better, so I'm back to running 4 days a week, swimming two days, and adding my yoga/weights/pilates in addition to my swim days.

Good luck!
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
amberrozell

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 08:57
That is a great idea. Maybe ill start doing instanity again!



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