CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Shin splints anyone?!

I just got over (hopefully) a shin splint in my right shin and have been working out on eliptical (sp?) and bike machines while recovering. I want to start running again... any suggestions on way to keep them from coming back?

Fri. Jun 3, 2:52pm

Add comment  
need new/better shoes & STRETCH :)

Id's suggest getting quality running shoes at a store where they can watch you run on a treadmill and be sure you are getting a shoe with the proper support.
Stretch before u start running, stop after a while and stretch those calves out again and stretch when you are done.

they're a pain, that's for sure!

Friday, June 03, 2005, 4:10 PM

Add comment
My orthopedist says avoid running down hill at all costs. It's helped me, as does avoiding up hills.

Friday, June 03, 2005, 7:16 PM

Add comment
You're right about the shoes...

I read your tip and bought a pair larger on clearance (in case it was the wrong thin g)

SOO glad! my workout was so much better today!


Saturday, June 04, 2005, 8:12 PM

Add comment
Another tip:

Make sure you also strengthen the muscles in front of your lower leg. Long sit on floor facing a table leg and wrap elastic band on top of your foot and secure it to the table leg or other stable furniture legs of the sort, then bring your foot towards you. Make sure you keep the movement controlled, especially during the return phase (when bringing the foot away from you).

If all else fails, try using some kind of wrap around your lower leg to add a bit of pressure. After your running, if it still hurts, massage the area where it hurts and ice it for a few minutes.

Saturday, June 04, 2005, 11:40 PM

Add comment
Icing is a big help!! If it hurts after a workout/run, *definitely* ice it afterwards, adn then again at the end of the day before bed.

I also second the post about stretching and the advice about the shoes. Running shoes are not all alike. If you're doing any serious running, get thee to a specialist store! People have different pronation and support needs. A shoe that provides for your specific needs are an absolute must. Buying shoes on clearance isn't necessarily the way to go unless you're 150% sure of what shoes you're looking for and can tell what each different pair offers.

Monday, June 06, 2005, 8:00 AM

Add comment

<< Prev      Next >>

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching

New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge

PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!