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How do you heal shin splints?

My mom refuses to take me to a doctor, and I have a track meet next Thursday. I want to work out but I am not sure if that would make it worse...

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Shin splints are the result of muscle imbalance where the back of the leg is stronger than the front muscles. To correct this imbalance, lie face down in bed with your toes hanging over the edge. Slowly pull your toes upward against the resistance of the mattress. Hold for 1 or 2 seconds, then repeat. Try to work up to 2 or 3 sets of 10. An alternative or supplement to this is the standing toe raise. Just balance yourself, then raise one toe off the ground standing just on your heel. Then repeat with the other foot.

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L0vEmuSiC
Will have to try this ! Thought there was nothing I could do. Thanks.
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I have this same problem. I was told nothing could be done about it.

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I think gettin the hot packs an wrap ur Legs tightly

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You can always take an ice bath it helps a little bit. Or if your willing to spend money you can go to a place like Academy Sports and get special tape that heals shin splints.

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I have the same problem. For me it is a lack of calcium (i am lactose intolerant), so to help i have to take calcium supplements. They are not completely gone, but it happens less freguently. Talk to your doctor aboit so they can see why you get shin splints and they can lead you in the right direction.

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I used to get shin splints really badly. Stretch, stretch, stretch! Make sure you're wearing supportive shoes. And eat your potassium.

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