Probably cheaper than the drug habit I lost most of 1997 to.If you've got pukka shin splints you're looking at several months, not weeks. Starting training too early will simply knock you back to the start. Just like snakes and ladders.
I lost half of 1991 to shin splints.
Likewise, I can’t run more than a mile on a road - it just hurts too much...Probably cheaper than the drug habit I lost most of 1997 to.
On a more serious note - I was getting niggle after niggle road running, even after making sure any increase in distance or intensity was painfully slow and gradual.
I gave up running on hard stuff and did two things. Only run trails now, and really upped my cadence.
No two strides are ever the same off-road, softer and you don't have to search for that efficiency of stride in the same way. I found it strengthened everything far better too. As a natural result, I also upped my cadence to take more steps but shorter - aids in balance and reduces the risk of having to pull yourself out of something as the next footfall comes quickly. I found I stopped plodding with heavy foot strikes on the heel and positively dance along by comparison now.
Rarely get a niggle now and the runs are far more enjoyable - frankly, the worse the weather and conditions, the more I enjoy it. Road running just bored the tits off me and I was always crook.
Thats another thing I tried, KT tape but it did nothing other than rip a big strip of hairs off me legs.Have you tried taping? I worked in a gym where they did this a lot. Helped with elbow Problems too as one off the girls was an ex competition bodybuilder & swore by it for elbow pain. Find a good gym or private clinic who can do it properly.
I suffered with monster "shin splints" for years, and then I learned how to stretch my soleus. Didn't quite disappear overnight, but not far off.Shin splints are rarer than they are diagnosed. Often pain on the outside of the shin is diagnosed as shin splints when it is actually just tight muscles. Rolling around on a foam roller/tennis ball/hockey ball can often work wonders at stretching out the muscle on the outside of the shins albeit initially painfully.
A good loud shouting at by a Corporal can fix them.Hi, I’ve picked up shin splints, I’ve rested for 2 weeks but still feel pain in my shins, should I return to running on soft surface or carry on resting?
Being half-Japanese I've sat this way for years. Not sure why? Maybe I just got used to it from visiting family there? In my home office my desk is pretty low and I can work and sit like that. I'm 50 and pretty inflexible in most other ways (putting my socks on is becoming a struggle).Kneel on floor and try to sit on your heels