However, in the past, shin splints are treated either with total rest or by straining it further despite the pain. The first option is preferable but not an option for the competitive lifestyle of athletes while the latter is a downright injurious labor. Today, doctors have developed the so-called relative rest approach. Continue reading
It’s better to prevent an injury than to suffer quite an amount of time trying to recover from it. In order to prevent shin splints, you have to know what causes it. Among many other causes, these 5 that stands out: over/under pronation; abrupt increase of workout pace; running on a downward slope; inappropriate footwear; and frailty of the quad muscles.
Recognizing that shin splints can become a major impediment to your running sessions, or worse, career if you’re an athlete, you have to prep yourself before you run. You can do this by stretching. In fact, these stretches are also good for shin splints as it will aid you to faster recovery. Continue reading