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01-11-2010, 02:50 PM
A potential client of mine has stress fractures in his shins confirmed by an MRI.
They are looking for corrective exercises and advice.
Should I just work on strengthening and the flexibility of his calves and tibilialis anterior and look at his running form>
01-11-2010, 02:58 PM
I've had quite a bit of experience with shin splints, being a competitive distance runner and coach and if the stress fractures have been confirmed the only thing left is a decent amount of time off. A very helpful and soothing thing for after running with shin splints is to fill a dixie cup with water, and freeze it and then massage their shin with the ice (better than just a bag of ice.) Also absolutely no running on concrete its the worst thing some one could possibly run on and avoid tar as much as possible.
01-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Check his footwear. If you are not qualified to do so, point him in the direction of someone who is.
01-12-2010, 07:02 PM
That is where I would start. Get them started on myofasical release, ie foam rolling. Most runners are notoriously tight.
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