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Shin splints success stories...

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 23:58

Thanks for the response Mr Puffy.

Just a further question- did you do all that stuff, the stretches, heel drops etc after the pain has subsided?

And how long after did you resume the running?

Shin splints success stories...

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 16:33

Thanks for the response. I have- my physio said there are bad issues with my right leg, it 'collapses' on impact and sort of twists... i'm definitely out of line in some way and I can't remember exactly what they've said as they've said loads of different issues with it. I've got an appointment with a podiatrist in 2 weeks which will hopefully be an end to it all when I get my orthotics!


Shin splints success stories...

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 13:54

Hey guys, I'm currently recovering from medial tibial stress syndrome (since April) and suffering not just physically but mentally! I'm waiting for the go ahead to be able to start pool running but after so many failed attempts of returning to running (pain returned) after rehab I think it's going to take at least 3-4 months before I can even think about trying to run properly again. I'm 17 and I ran a 37 minute 10k this Spring before  getting injured after only running for a year or so. I come on here a lot with my grievances and I'm going pretty mad at feeling so unfit, bored and frustrated- most of us have been there! 

I just wondered whether anyone here has successfully recovered from shin splints? And is there any truth in the saying 'You'll come back stronger'? Any comments to help me a little bit better would be appreciated

Strength training

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 15:02

What I can never find out is- how often to do them?! It's fair enough saying what exercises to do but they're no use unless I know safely how many times a week to do the sets.

Can pool running give me the edge?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 02:02

Hi guys, 

Currently recovering from medial tibial stress syndrome. But taking the time out to learn more about the science of running and be a smarter runner on my return.

I was running about 35mpw before I got injured. I'm going to follow a training plan from my coach when I return so that side of it is covered- I'm just wondering whether anybody on here boosts their fitness using swimming or pool running? My physio said if you do pool running with weights it can get the HR very close to what it would with running- to me this sounds like it could be a way of getting my fitness back quicker safely as it doesn't involve the impact? Especially as when I'm coming back I'll have to build back up to 6 runs a week from 2-3 with lots of rest days in between.

When my physio advises I will add it into my rehab treatment but as for when I'm back training properly again- I'm just wondering if I'll get any benefits by adding in a session or two in a week as well as my 6 runs? Is it safe to do this? I've heard it's low impact so should be fine but wanted to check as don't want to damage myself! Anything I can do to build speed safely would be great.

At my final straw...

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 17:28

The pickle is that this week, when the pain came back I'd also been doing my calf strengthening as told as well as stretching calfs, hamstring and quads, strengthening of my tibialis posterior muscle and using the foam roller on the calfs for a few bursts of 2-3 minutes a day. I'm not sure whether the cycling brought back the pain or the calf stuff. But I stopped as soon as the pain turned up one day- and carried on doing the calf stuff. I took a day or two off from stretching it etc, and now they feel tight as hell, but the pain has eased a lot. I'm hoping my Physio can enlighten me a bit on Tuesday next week when I see her next!

At my final straw...

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 13:08

That's a good idea- I'll look into that, thanks. I have friends who are sports masseurs but they don't live locally. I might try and teach mum how to do it but I'd be paranoid about her doing it wrong and making it worse. Need to see my Physio and ask whether massages are advisable at this stage too.

At my final straw...

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 11:18

I am completely resting from all biking and definitely running at the moment! Also with the stretching and calf raises too and the foam roller. Icing and taking ibuprofen. Last time I had it return it disappeared after a week and I waited 2 weeks before even cycling again. The time before that in August when it was really bad it took about 4 weeks. I'm just going to give it 8 (with swimming somehow like Joe suggests) and see how it goes when I get there. I'd go for physio but I'm skint... literally!

Can someone explain the difference between acute and sub-acute?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 11:13

If I sustained my injury months ago and the lingering pain returns- that's acute I guess then? I'm gonna give em a rest from stretching/strengthening/foam rolling for a few days at least cos they're mega sore. 

Osteopath or Physio?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 11:11

Thanks for the feedback! Need to go and chat for a bit of a 'plan' for the next few weeks/months... rest is imperative now but knowing when to start stretching/strengthening and having some sort of timescale for how long I have to rest for would be useful!

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