Today’s fit and healthy lifestyle tip is about shin splints. I currently have shin splints so I wanted to share some things I have learned.
Friday Tip: What to do for shin splints
There can be many causes for shin splints and a variety of treatments too. Shin splints, according to Wikipedia is often caused by running or jumping or sprinting and may be very slow to heal. A few other causes could be overused muscles or tight calves.
From what I have learned, there is a lining around the bone that becomes inflamed and as I have found out can be truly painful. I have done various stretching exercises and icing to lessen the pain. At times I have taken ibuprofen and even begged hubby to massage them (not even sure if that is OK or not but it feels good after wards ha ha). Of course I was fitted for and bought a great pair of running shoes before I even started running and a few weeks later bought shin splint sleeves to see if they would help. They have made a huge difference although I still have pain on my left side so we are keeping an eye on that.
Here is a more in depth article on what to do for shin splints for you to read on my main website:
Hope you have enjoyed today’s Friday tip!
Have you ever had shin splints?
*Disclaimer: Remember this tip was from research I have done and my own personal experience. Please be sure to seek advice from a trained professional for help with shin splints.