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FV Mom
05-17-2007, 05:54 AM
Does anyone know a cure for this?http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifI have them again. It never bothers me really while walking/running (during my actual workout) but afterwards I walk around looking constipated!http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifI know someone around me probably thinksI need more magnesiumhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifSo does anyone know how to get rid of these? I had them in the Army too and it took like 3-6 months for my body to adapt to it (my drill sergants said "Drink water private"http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif). From what I've heard the only way to get rid of them is to run it out until your body adapts. Guess it's time to whip out the ole' Army staples of 800mg Motrin and Icy Hothttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gifOff to call my doc for a prescription (and to get that Allegra-D while I'm at it becauseI had a MAJOR allergy attack when I got back insidehttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif

05-17-2007, 06:23 AM
Ice your legs. When my daughter ran cross country, they had to ice at least 3 times a week.

Also, before you run, wrap your shins.

FV Mom
05-17-2007, 06:50 AM
oooh, thanks girl! I hate icingsmileys/smiley36.gif it's soooooo cold! Well I got my ice on my shins now. The plus side is I get to get new sneakshttp://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/images/smilies/yay.gifNow to find a shoe outlet 'cause foot lock ain't gettin' my moneysmileys/smiley21.gif

05-17-2007, 07:51 AM
Deadra is right, you need to ice them down everytime you walk/run. You can make your own ice massager...Fill some paper cups 3/4 full and freeze them. When you're ready to ice, peel the top down to expose the ice and massage up & down your shins. Make sure you have good shoes. And actually...magnesium IS good for muscle pain! :) This is an inflammatory issue, so it may take more than just magnesium, but give it a shot if you're not still taking it (combine it w/ calcium for more of a muscle relaxant effect).

Feel better soon! I know they hurt.

05-17-2007, 09:41 AM
I’m sooooo sorry you’re going through this… http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif
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Off the top of my head I think of overtraining, and muscle weakness (in the front of the lower leg(s) - more specifically the tibialis anterior muscle.) Of course there are other causes that you can research online. I can try and get my books out, but that would just take forever… so here are some websites were you can do more research on shin splints, the causes &amp; treatments.

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/treating-preventing-shin-splints (http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/treating-preventing-shin-splints)

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/lowerleg/shinsplints.htm (http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/lowerleg/shinsplints.htm)

http://www.watfxc.com/TF/TF%20Education/shin_splints.htm (http://www.watfxc.com/TF/TF%20Education/shin_splints.htm)

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0161.htm (http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0161.htm)[/url]

You can also Google [url="http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Treating+and+Preventing+Shin+Splints+&amp;fr= yfp-t-501&amp;toggle=1&amp;cop=mss&amp;ei=UTF-8"]“shin splints” (http://www.health-care-clinic.org/diseases/shin-splints.html) and get good results. Just make sure it’s a trusted website.
In my honest opinion; icing it (do not put heat on it), taking an anti-inflammatory, and REST is the best instant remedy, for now. Of course, if they get worse, you should visit your doctor. I’m not sure if there is a cure for shin splits, but there is treatment &amp; preventive care such as, rest, anti-inflammatory medicine, strength exercises, proper footwear (life span of most running shoes is about 500 miles or 6 months), and if you absolutely can’t/don’t want to rest, try running on grass for more cushion.

Hope they get better!smileys/smiley1.gif

~ Vilma

FV Mom
05-18-2007, 01:08 PM
Just wanted to update everyone. I bought my new sneaks today and they give a lot more support than my hubby's sneaks that I was running in (yeah, I know, I know!) Also, hubby wrapped my calves with an ace bandage and it's helping a lot and feels a lot better. I'll keep these on overnight and run in them tommorrow. Man, it feels great to run againhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif

05-18-2007, 03:50 PM
Glad you're feeling better FV Mom!

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