I am just started getting shin splints

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by bawsmom, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. bawsmom

    bawsmom Mouseketeer

    Nov 6, 2006
    on the side of my leg.... :headache: what can i do to help it??? I have been walking for years, 4-5 times a week, about 3 miles. and now all of a sudden i am getting this pain on the side of my leg that feels like a shin splint. My walking partner and i are getting ready to start the couch2k program :cool1:and i really want to get this problem worked out before we start....

    any ideas or suggestions????

  2. believe

    believe DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2001
    There are specific stretches for shin splints. If you look on the internet you should find them.

    I tend to get them when my shoes are no longer supporting me like they should. Track how many miles are on your shoes and make sure you aren't going over the recommended maximum, which I believe is 400...you'll have to double check me on that.
  3. gruZ

    gruZ Mouseketeer

    Jan 5, 2005
    I agree with checking your shoes. Many are supposed to last between 400-500 miles, but I found with mine (Brooks Adrenaline GTS) I start having knee pain after about 300.

    Shin splints usually occur because someone does too much too quickly (ramps up mileage / frequency quicker than they should). Because you have been walking for so long, I would be surprised if that is what the issue is!
  4. crewmatt

    crewmatt DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2010
    Also is it on the inside or the outside? More towards the front or the back. /It is dull or sharp. There are lots of different things that can cause "shin splints" from muscle imbalances between the calves and hte muscles along the front of the foot. It be damage to the bone like stress fractures.

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