View Full Version : Shin Splints

05-03-2006, 09:59 PM
I have had shin splints every year that I ran. And this year they are really starting to get in the way of my running and being able to compete to the limit.

Anyone know of anyway to get rid of this dang things.

So far I have tried Advil, and it works, but I heard it thins your blood also which means less oxygen to the body...

Any ideas?

05-05-2006, 09:51 PM
I think I will have to try that ice massage thing, sounds interseting and soothing.

05-28-2006, 12:20 PM
One of the most important things is to get better arch support. The arch drops causing the tibia and fibula to rotate inward creating micro tears in the muscles along the shins. Stretch your calfs, ice the shins and use BioFreeze or Icy Hot like ointment prior to running.

08-05-2006, 10:55 PM
Thanks for that advise Maverick! My mom has horrible shin splints and I'll tell her about this method of treatment. For years I've heard her complain about how much they hurt and she didn't know how to treat them. :(

09-24-2007, 04:21 AM
Be very careful with shin splints - some, if left untreated, can turn into stress fractures of the shin bones, taking 12 weeks + of TOTAL rest to heal fully.

If in doubt, go and see a sports injury specialist - I didn't and I paid the price which was very painful both physically and mentally.

10-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Shin Splints hurt like hell! Yes, be careful.