View Full Version : Shin splits problem

12-26-2007, 02:11 AM
Hi I have problem. I am experiencing shin splits but the problem is here:

I have read and searched what might be causing these shin splits and the main reasons were that I might have bad jogging shoes or that the road is in bad condition. I have been doing the same type of cardio and interval training with the same shoes these last 4 months and at the same place. I have never felt any pain. I have 3 jogging shoes and all 3 are hurting me now so bad jogging shoes isnt the case. The road is the same I have been going for these last 4-5 months so I dont think the road is the problem too..

any help?

12-26-2007, 02:12 AM
it happens man, just tough it out....
shins could be getting bigger while the stretchy later of flesh around the muscle isnt getting bigger fast enough?

12-26-2007, 03:16 AM
All three pairs of jogging shoes are ****? lol, ride a bike, no impact on the shins, heart rate still elevated.

12-26-2007, 04:45 AM
I forgot where I read it, but google vitamin E defficiency and shin splints. I read an article a while back stating that they can come from a vitamin E defficiency.

12-26-2007, 07:27 AM
overstriding is a main factor in shin splints. Try to slow down just a bit, take a little shorter strides and this will make it feel better. I used to get them and this cured it. Not to knock it but stretching only aggrevated the shin splints for me. When I quit stretching and took shorter strides I had no more problems.

12-26-2007, 08:16 AM
Take an Ace bandage, soak it in water and stick in the the freezer. After your runs rap it up real tight. This helped for me when I got them. Good luck