Posted Sat Jun 16, 2012 05:58 PM
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Posted Sun Jul 01, 2012 08:43 AM
Posted Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:24 AM
Shin splints is a repetitive micro stretch condition caused by several different factors.
Possible causes that could be easily addressed include
-- Improper running gait causing hyper-extension of tendons
-- Improper running gait causing impact stress flexion
-- Shoes causing the foot to pronate after landing
-- over tight muscles and tendons resulting in hypertension even during proper running gait
All these and many other things cause shin splints, but these are all common among amateur runners nowadays.
My biggest suggestion is to do some running exercises on grass, working yourself slowly through a smooth correct running gait, over exaggerating the need for reach landing and correct plantar holding.
Remember that humans are designed to lift their heel when running, not to run planti-grade, but digi-grade up on the toes and ball of the foot, and this adds an extra joint that flexes to help absorb impact as well as reducing the hyper extension of the shin on the push off, because the ball acts as a pulling force.
Posted Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:09 PM
Posted Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:25 PM
When the toes slap down it tends to be because the heel landed first and the body is pivoting on the back of the foot, much better to land lightly on the toes with the heel off the floor and let the foot flex.
Posted Sun Jul 01, 2012 04:22 PM
Posted Sun Jul 01, 2012 05:01 PM
But then muscle imbalance, short tendons, and impact vulnerability aren't a problem cause martial arts has toughened and improved my tendon flexibility in my legs.
Posted Wed Jul 04, 2012 08:02 AM
Cougar is correct. I fyou go to a running store they will film you running on a treadmill with a high speed camera to see which way your foot rolls. You will be suprised at what you see. If your foot rolls inward (over pronates) they will set you up with a very stable shoe. Also, stretching your calf muscles is extremely importnat when running. Shin splints and a thing known as plantar fascitus are a common problem when the calfs are not stretched properly.
Posted Wed Jul 04, 2012 08:05 AM
I thought I was getting it again the other week - so I put ice on it, took ibuprofen for any inflammation, and elevated my leg. Of course rested it too.
Posted Wed Jul 04, 2012 08:12 AM
What shoe store do you shop in, LOL, no shoe store I have ever been in in the uk offers such a service.
Posted Wed Jul 04, 2012 08:41 AM
Posted Wed Jul 04, 2012 08:44 AM
just google running store in the UK. Im sure you will find some.