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I'm currently training for a marathon and have developed shin splints. Does anyone have experiece in this area? How to care for or eliminate shin splints. With a marathon coming up I hate to stop training. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Tue. Mar 13, 7:33am

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When I had this in high school they recommended a short respite and aggressively stretching the calves. They said it was due to a muscle imbalance between the calves and the anterior shin area. I used to "hang" off the edge of a step, both feet simultaneously as well as individually. I guess you could also consider the surface you're running on--pavement vs. treadmill vs. a dirt path and consider going for a "softer" option for awhile!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 10:30 AM

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Below is a link to a page on a running site that addresses two types of shin splints and what you can do on your own to promote recovery. The key at this point is to make sure that you don't have a stress fracture, or that you don't push things to the point where it turns into a stress fracture.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 11:26 AM

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