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Old 08-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Have a question though, is pain in the front of the leg actually a shin splint? I thought shin splints were actual fractures in the bone, is there possibly another name for the problem?

after a 1/4 mile of running my shins are normally on fire, after a week of streching, using the tibia raise machine and running more it seems to get better. Finally made a 10 minute mile last friday.
Honestly I do not know. I learned the technique from a salesperson for one of the major shoe companies (I want to think it was Saucony or New Balance but not certain). We were discussing pronation and full control versus neutral shoes. I had always had pronation issues and wanted, at the time, to switch to a more neutral shoe. He told me that most foot / ankle / shin issues were caused by pronation issues and suggested that particular exercise as a source of correcting it if I wanted to go to a shoe with less control design.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Have a question though, is pain in the front of the leg actually a shin splint? I thought shin splints were actual fractures in the bone, is there possibly another name for the problem?

after a 1/4 mile of running my shins are normally on fire, after a week of streching, using the tibia raise machine and running more it seems to get better. Finally made a 10 minute mile last friday.
The pain experienced with shin splints may or may not be caused by actual fractures. You'd need an X-ray to be sure. It could also be caused by tissue/muscle stress.

But pain is pain, and indicates something not right. And again, helping to balance out the opposing forces goes a long way toward recovery and injury prevention, as you seem to be noticing with your tibi exercises. Try icing as well. Nice gentle warm up, exercise using good form, slow smooth stretches after while the muscle is hot, then a nice icing down makes for a happy body.
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