Shin Splints? get toned without pain!!
Why it hurts: When you have shin splints, the tissue surrounding your shins becomes inflamed. When you run, your legs absorb three to four times your body weight every step. That muscle gets tired and fatigued and before you know it, your doing too much too soon. Running long distance and piling on miles too quickly can cause this inflammation and pain.
Your new workout strategy: Hard surfaces exacerbate the pain, reduce your time or distance, swap in a few runs on the treadmill, dirt path or find a rowing machine that is non-weight bearing. Buy shoes with extra cushioning or get some replacement insoles. Don’t forget to replace your shoes every 300 400 miles.
- How to Avoid Shin Splints (fitness.suite101.com)
- Health Tip: Risk Factors for Shin Splints (nlm.nih.gov)
- The Pain of Shin Splints (chicagonow.com)
Posted on April 29, 2010, in Your Body and tagged david nuckols, Footwear, get toned, health, ice, Inflammation, leg pain, Muscle, runners, shin splints, Shopping, sports medicine, Tendon, Tibia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.